Armed men abducts gold appraiser in Maguindanao
MANILA, Philippines – A gold appraiser was abducted by still unidentified group of gunmen on late Thursday afternoon inside a resort in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, police reports said Friday.
Reports reaching the Philippine National Police (PNP) operations center in Camp Crame, identified the abduction victim as Dominador Mendoza Berdin, gold appraiser and a resident of Mandaluyong City in Metro Manila.
The reports said the victim was resting at Hillside Resort, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, when he was snacthed by a group pf gunmen at around 2:50 p.m. Thursday.
The victim was dragged inside a en ELF-truck (USL-905) and was brought to the lower capitol of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao before being transported to a motorized banca to undisclosed placed.
Local authorities immediately conducted a follow-up investigation that resulted to the arrest of two suspects identified as Norodin Andil and Ryan Usman and recovered a .45 caliber pistol, the reports said.