Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cops Rescue Filipino-Chinese Trader Jefferson Cheng, Kill All 7 Kidnappers in a 12-Hour Operation

11 July 2009

In a phenomenal 12-hour rescue effort, police operatives freed Filipino-Chinese trader Jefferson Cheng from his kidnappers who were all killed in the operation, 3 of them in Cabuyao, Laguna and 4 in Imus, Cavite.

Jefferson Cheng was abducted around 9:25am Friday by the kidnappers in Bacoor, Cavite together with his driver, Florante Cariñosa, who was later freed in Las Piñas.  Cheng was then taken aboard his van to an undisclosed location.  

About four hours after the abduction, Cheng's son, Johnny, received a call from the kidnappers asking for a P20 million ransom. It was after this that Johnny reported the kidnapping to the police who, six and half hours later, succeeded in locating Jefferson in a safehouse in Cabuyao, Laguna and freeing him after a 15-minute gunfight which killed three kidnappers.  The 4 other suspected members of the kidnap group perished in a shootout with police in Imus, Cavite early Saturday morning.

More on this story in this GMANews.tv article and in this flash report by Tina Panganiban-Perez:

You will note that the GMA News article mentions Bacoor, Cavite as the scene of the Cavite shootout while the flash report video appears to show that it occurred at Bgy. Pasong Buaya in Imus, Cavite.

This GMA Weekend report by Mariz Umali says that the shootout did in fact happen in Imus, Cavite:

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