Gunmen released kidnapped Zambo trader

MANILA, Philippines – a group of gunmen on Saturday evening have released a businessman they abducted last January after the victim’s family reportedly paid P1 million in ransom to his abductors, police reports said Sunday.

Reports reaching Camp Crame’s operations center said that Joel Indino Jr., was recovered at around 7:30 p.m  Saturday by government troops in a remote village in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay after he was released by his captors.

The released kidnap victim was immediately brought to the Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Police office (ZSPPO) for medical check-up and debriefing by local officials, reports said.

The reports said that the victim’s family have paid P1 million ransom money for his freedom, but family members declined to comment to the authorities on the allegedly payment of ransom.

Legal offensives will be launched by the police against the group that was behind in the kidnapping once the family and the victim are ready to cooperate with the authorities.

The reports said, the victim was abducted by armed men while he was on a business trip in Zamboanga City last January 29. Anthony Vargas

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