Palace 'outraged' by slay of Korean inside Camp Crame


Posted at Jan 22 2017 08:02 PM

MANILA - Malacañang is "outraged" by the abduction of Ick Joo Jee, the South Korean businessman abducted and killed in a "tokhang-for-ransom" scheme allegedly perpetuated by members of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This according to Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, who released the statement in a text message on Sunday.

"We are outraged by the abduction and slay of a South Korean executive inside Camp Crame," he said.

Abella also assured that there will be no cover-up in the case, adding that those involved to be held responsible for the incident.

"We assure everyone that there will be no whitewash or cover-up. We will not tolerate corrupt, abusive, errant policemen who betray the organization and the men and women in uniform who continue their faithful, dedicated and loyal service to the country," he said.

Jee was kidnapped in October 2016 under the guise of an anti-drug operation.

SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel, who allegedly headed the operation, surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on January 16.