10-year-old boy nabbed for P65,000 ransom rescued in Quezon, as kidnappers fall
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TAYABAS, Quezon - Joint elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP)-Anti Kidnapping Group (AKG) and the Tayabas police successfully rescued a 10-year-old boy and arrested his kidnappers in Tayabas town early dawn Saturday.

Police operatives nabbed kidnapping suspect Emerson Padrique Ocado during the actual ransom pay-off between the suspect and one of the victim’s relatives.

His cohorts Eric Abello and Brian Abella were also apprehended during the police operation.

Victim Justin Cariño was immediately rushed to Tayabas Community Hospital for medical check-up and further debriefing.

Cariño was later taken under custody of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group and rejoined with his relatives.

The PNP-AKG brought the suspects to Camp Crame, Quezon City for investigation and filing of criminal charges.

Initial report of the Tayabas City Police Station on January 12 said the boy's relative John Michael Lucena Cariño appeared at the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group, Camp Crame, Quezon City.

He reported to the police that his mother Aurelita Tarling received text messages from an unidentified texter that her 10-year-old nephew Justin Cariño was kidnapped.

The police report also said that the unknown kidnap suspects took their captive at around 4 p.m. on January 10 on Murillo St. in Luisiana, Laguna.

The PNP-AKG coordinated with the acting chief of the Quezon Police Provincial Office, Senior Superintendent Dionardo Carlos, and the Tayabas Police, headed by Superintendent David Peredo Jr, Case Supervisor and Chief Inspector Manny Calma on January 14 to track down the suspects.

The joint operations and case monitoring resulted in the identities of the kidnappers who were also tracked down in their lair in Barangay Camaysa in Tayabas.

Police sources said that the victim’s relatives continuously negotiated with the kidnappers by mobile phone at 12 noon of January 17.

The kidnappers demanded ransom and received the initial payment of P55,000 using the Smart Padala System.

The suspects demanded an additional P10,000 in cash in exchange for the victim’s release the following day January 18.

Authorities set up an entrapment operation and prepared the marked money with fluorescent powder at 1:32 in the morning on January 19.

By 2 a.m., the joint rescue operation of the PNP-AKG, the Quezon PPO and Tayabas police successfully arrested the kidnappers and rescued the victim.