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MANHUNT | PNP Chief Orders Capture of AWOL Cop in Kidnapping of Korean Trader

Businessman Jee ick Joo
Businessman Jee ick Joo

CAMP CRAME, Quezon City (DWDD) – PNP Chief Police Director General Ronald M Dela Rosa has mobilized PNP operating units for manhunt operations against a former anti-narcotics policeman who is believed to be involved in the kidnapping of a Korean businessman in Angeles City last year.

The Chief PNP has also asked the Department of Justice to assign a special prosecutor who will handle the case of alleged kidnapping of Jee Ick-joo, 53, who was forcibly taken on Oct. 18 from his house and has not been located until this time.

Jee’s wife, accompanied by Korean Embassy officials, sought the help of Dela Rosa in rescuing her husband from the alleged abductors.

Dela Rosa directed the Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) to vigorously pursue the case and arrest the suspects, with the help of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). He also directed the Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) to organize manhunt teams to locate and bring to restrictive custody the AWOL policeman identified as a former member of the PNP-AIDG who has since been reassigned with the Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit (PHAU) of the Headquarters Support Service effective Nov. 21, 2016.

The incident has been reported as a kidnapping-for-ransom case after the victim’s wife told the PNP-AKG that she had already paid P5-million ransom that the abductors had demanded, and that the suspects were reportedly asking for another P4.5-million. AKG investigators have identified the suspects from security camera footages taken during the victim’s alleged kidnapping. PNP-PIO / MCAG


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