PNP to Create Special Desk for Crimes Involving Chinese Nationals Rising in Philippines-Inquirer
PNP TO ADD CHINESE DESK DUE TO RISING CRIMES BY MAINLANDER CHINESE.
Apart from establishing Chinese desks, PNP chief Police Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa said that cultural and language training may also be conducted “so we might understand better why they are doing [crimes] and how they are going to do it.”
The Philippine National Police is mulling the creation of Chinese desks to stop the rising trend of crimes involving Chinese nationals in the country.
At a press briefing on Monday in Camp Crame, PNP chief Police Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa said that technical working groups from both the Philippine and Chinese governments should be created.
Chinese drug dealer nabbed in Makati sting; P2.5-B shabu seized
SHABU HAUL. Police officers seize PHP2.5 billion worth of shabu stored in an apartment in Makati City on Tuesday (Nov. 26, 2019). Also arrested during the buy-bust operation was Liu Chao, a Chinese national who was the safekeeper of the contraband. (Photo courtesy of PNP PIO
Members of the Philippine National Police-Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) arrested a Chinese national and seized around PHP2.5 billion worth of shabu in a buy-bust operation in Makati City.
PNP officer-in-charge, Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa said the suspect identified as Liu Chao, who was described as the overseer of the contraband, was arrested in a buy-bust operation along Banoyo St. in Barangay San Antonio shortly before midnight Tuesday.
Seized from the suspect were 371 kilos of shabu with a street value of PHP2.522 billion which were hidden in large travel bags and are believed to be ready for distribution.
Gamboa said Chao rented an apartment in Makati two weeks ago for the purpose of storing illegal drugs.
But Chao reportedly started selling shabu through his contacts, which in turn, resulted in the police monitoring it.
4 Chinese nabbed with P124-M shabu
Four Chinese believed to be distributors of illegal drugs in Pangasinan were arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) at their rented house in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan.
Police Col. Wilson Joseph Lopez, PNP provincial director, identified the suspects as Lui Bin, Zuo Sheng Li, Li Yu and Ye Ling who were renting a house at Doña Trining Subdivision in Barangay Camantiles.
Seized from the house of the suspects were five assorted plastics, small and big weighing scales, and plastic bag containing 300 grams of shabu, estimated by the Dangerous Drugs Board at P125 million.
Photo Source: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1078352
Chinese nationals again arrested in PNP's war on illegal gambling
The latest to fall in the Philippine National Police (PNP)'s war against illegal online gambling are 15 young Chinese nationals who face charges of violation of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
The Chinese nationals were brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday, February 28, for inquest proceedings. They were arrested in Pasig City on Monday night, February 27, by operatives from the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group.
The PNP-ACG raided YD International Incorporated in Ortigas, Pasig City on tips they were illegally operating gambling operations without a permit from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor).
China enforces very strict rules on betting and gambling, which has prompted operators to host their domains in other countries as a workaround.
The gambling website in question had been monitored by the PNP-ACG for two months before the raid on Monday.
"Ang mga kliyente kasi ng website ay mga Chinese national din, kaya Chinese din ang mga worker. Kung Pinoy kasi ang kukunin pag-aaralin mo pa," said Police Superintendent Jay Guillermo, spokesperson of the PNP-ACG.
Police file charges vs 181 illegal Chinese POGO workers in Cebu
Police arrested in a raid Saturday, September 7, 181 Chinese working in an illegal Philippine offshore gaming operation (POGO) office in Lapu-Lapu City for violating cybercrime and illegal gambling laws.
The operation was the culmination of an 8-month surveillance by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Central Visayas (CIDG-7) of the Xin Huang Jin Cheng company which operated in a 12-storey building in Lapu-Lapu City.
Because of their big number, all those arrested were first brought to the PNP-CIDG regional headquarters here for inquest proceedings. They were later detained in the nearby Barangay Zapatera gym.
While inquests are usually done at the prosecutor’s office, for security purposes, it was Sheilamar Saliganan Abadia of the Lapu-Lapu City Prosecutor's Office who instead went to CIDG office here
“It is for practical reasons and security reasons also that we conducted the inquest proceedings here in CIDG,” Abadia said during a press conference.
A CIDG-7 official said the Xin Huang Jin Cheng company occupied all 12 floors of the building for its illegal operation.
277 Chinese workers arrested for “illegal online activities”
More than 277 illegal Chinese workers have been arrested in a raid of an office in Pasig City, under suspicion of being involved with “illegal online activities.”
The police raid was initially just targeting 4 fugitives for their involvement in economic crimes in China.
“We received official communication from Police Attaché Chen Chao of the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines indicating that these Chinese fugitives engaged in an investment scam that victimized more than a thousand individuals, and has an estimated cost of damages amounting to more than 100 million RMB,” said Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente.
The raid was conducted by the BI Fugitive Search Unit (FSU), in coordination with the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, Philippine National Police Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group, and the Chinese Ministry of Public Security (MPS).
Chinese nationals arrested in prostitution den
POLICE arrested on Wednesday evening, September 18, 33 Chinese nationals for allegedly operating or patronizing a prostitution den disguised as a spa in Parañaque City.
Some 51 Chinese women, on the other hand, were "rescued" during the raid at around 11:45 p.m. on the Manila Wellness Spa located at the 3rd Floor of Diamond Bay Tower along Roxas Boulevard in Baclaran.
Following the successful operation, a Filipino lawyer and his two companions were also arrested for allegedly trying to bribe the head of the NCRPO-Regional Special Operations Unit.
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar said the lawyer offered P2 million in exchange for the release of two arrested Chinese spa operators.
More than 50 Chinese women rescued from prostitution den in Parañaque
Police rescued some 53 Chinese women from a prostitution racket in Baclaran, Parañaque City early Thursday.
The operation also led to the arrest of 4 Chinese men who allegedly managed the enterprise and 7 Filipino women who worked as cleaners.
Operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) raided the 3-storey condominium building after they were tipped off it was allegedly being used as a prostitution den.
PNP arrests 5 Chinese nationals for kidnapping 2 compatriots
Five Chinese nationals, who were managing a Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) firm, have been arrested by the anti-kidnapping group (AKG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) after they allegedly abducted two compatriots who used to work for them, police said Friday.
Police Colonel Jonnel Estomo, acting director of the PNP-AKG, identified the suspects as Zou Jian Cong, 26; Yang Yu Yang, 41; Bruce Gao Zhan, 26; Chen Xing Ding, 49; and Wang Jian Bo, 31.
The suspects were behind the operations of Di Wang Online Gaming located in McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Police also arrested the security officers of the building where the POGO firm is located for obstruction of justice. They were identified as Jose Marlito, Pepe Mengullo, and Welson Borlado.
According to investigation, the five suspects kidnapped their two former employees identified as Wang Zhe, 21, and Zhang Jia, 32, near a hotel in Pasay City last September 27.
According to the victims, they left the POGO firm on September 16 after learning that they were working in an online gaming company which was considered illegal in China.
Number of kidnappings involving Chinese nationals rises — police
Cases of kidnapping involving Chinese nationals have risen in the last three years, according to police data.
Data from the Philippine National Police (PNP) anti-kidnapping group show such incidences doubled from 2017 to November 2019 — in 2019 alone, at least 58 Chinese nationals were kidnapped.
Police said most of the kidnappings are because of casino-related activities.
Col. Joel Saliba, spokesperson of the PNP anti-kidnapping group, said, "Usual style for casino related. They will be inviting tourists to come over and play...and once naubos (‘yung pera), then they will be lending money...they will be forced to pay within that day and since wala na silang pera, they will be kept and kidnapped."
[Translation: The usual style is casino related. They will be inviting tourists to come over and play...and once the money runs out, they will lend them more...they will be forced to pay within that day and because they have no more funds, they will be kept and kidnapped.]
Saliba added a similar modus was also being used in Philippine offshore gaming operators or POGO-related cases this year.
"When they (Chinese nationals) decide to retire or resign, they will be held and they will be asked to pay the admin fee, their board and lodging, etc. Unless they pay, that’s the time they will be released. For some, they will be tortured," he said.
But while the numbers may be alarming, Saliba said there is no reason for the public to panic.
"Although disturbing siya...hindi dapat matakot yung public kasi within their group lang ‘to, within their circle, so kung wala kang utang sa kanila, hindi ka nila gagalawin," he said.
However, police admit they have yet to catch the leaders behind recent kidnapping incidents because most of the time, arrested suspects and rescued victims refuse to cooperate.
Police say taking videos of such incidents can help, but it would be best to run to the nearest police station to report the incident.