Kidnapped Korean released after police chase

Posted at 08/04/2014 4:02 PM | Updated as of 08/04/2014 5:02 PM

MANILA – A Korean national was rescued from his abductors in Manila on Monday, police said.

PO2 Allan De Leon of the Manila Police District Station 5 said Kim Yong-du was abducted by two men, one of whom was in a police uniform, at the corner of Taft Avenue and Remedios Street.

De Leon said Kim was forced to board a plate-less Mitsubishi
Adventure by the suspects.

The police quickly launched a dragnet operation after being alerted about the abduction.

The suspects' vehicle were later spotted by the police in Malate area. This prompted the policemen to fire warning shots. However, the suspects refused to stop.

The suspects eventually dropped the victim near a motel. They then entered the motel and exited through its other gate.

Police said they lost sight of the suspects' vehicle upon reaching Quirino Avenue.

Kim said he had just finished smoking a cigarette when he was apprehended by one of the suspects, supposedly for littering, according to police investigators.

Kim was not wounded in the abduction. – report from Noel Alamar, dzMM