Ex-soldiers nabbed in foiled kidnap try

Posted at 03/05/2014 3:17 PM | Updated as of 03/05/2014 3:17 PM

MANILA – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday said it has arrested seven members of a kidnap-for-ransom group in Antipolo, Rizal.

A source from the NBI Anti-Organized Crime Division said the seven suspects, some of whom were allegedly former soldiers, were arrested after the bureau received a tip that the group is out to abduct a Chinese national.

The NBI division has refused to reveal the names of the suspects, as a follow-up operation is still being conducted.

The suspects are set to undergo inquest proceedings. – report from Noel Alamar, dzMM