MANILA - A Korean national was found dead on a bridge in Barangay Iba, Silang, Cavite Monday morning.
Victim Yang Kwang Sung died of a gunshot wound to the head.
He and his companion, Jeong In Seong, were abducted by their Korean employer.
Investigation showed that the two Koreans were employees of an online casino business owned by Shin Beom Sik.
According to C/Insp. Gil Tisado Torralba, chief of police of Silang Police Station, the two Koreans double-crossed their employer by manipulating the results in the casino.
"Niloko nila ang boss nila, nama-manipulate nila ang result ng gambling nila eh. May napapalabas silang nananalo, pero kausap na nila yung nananalo, doon dine-deposit yung sa account ng nanalo, pero kukunin din nila yun," Torralba added.
Police said the casino business went bankrupt because of the scheme.
Out of anger, Shin planned to kill his two employees with the help of his Filipina live-in partner, Theresa Kaycee Salvador.
"Nag-hire itong Koreano ng mga Pilipino sa pamamagitan ng kanyang live-in partner na gagawa niyan. Itong Chester dela Cruz, may kasama pang tatlo, gumawa ng krimen kasama nung Koreano," Torralba said.
Torralba added that the two Koreans were abducted by their employer in Parañaque, and were beaten inside the vehicle.
Once they reached the bridge in Silang, the victims were strangled before they were pushed off the vehicle and shot.
"Along the way, binugbog nila itong dalawa, pinapaamin nung employer yung pera, tinatanong pin code noong ATM. Pagdating nga dito sa Silang, sinakal sila, unconscious na ang kasama nila. Siya naman, nag-pretend na unconscious na, itinulak sila sa labas ng van, then bago umalis, pinagbabaril na sila," Torralba said.
Shin Beom Sik and Salvador have been arrested and charged with murder and frustrated murder.
Authorities are still looking for Chester dela Cruz, and two others who were involved in the incident. -- report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News