Makati police probes 2 Chinese with 'People's Liberation Army' IDs

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Posted at Mar 03 2020 01:27 PM

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MANILA - The Makati City police is investigating 2 Chinese murder suspects after they were caught with identification cards allegedly from the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA).

The Makati City policemen are set to meet with the police attaché of China on Tuesday to verify the authenticity of the documents, its chief Col. Rogelio Simon told radio DZMM.

"Hindi po namin malaman dahil itong mga ID galing sa ibang bansa, kung authentic ba ito o kaya fake ito," he said.

(We could not establish yet if these IDs were authentic or not because these came outside the country.)

On Thursday night, Yang Chao Wen, 32, and Liang Yuan Wu, 29, were arrested after they allegedly gunned down a fellow Chinese national in Barangay Bel Air, Makati City.

Seized from the suspects were more than P300,000 in cash, firearms and alleged Chinese military identification cards. A third suspect was able to escape after the incident.

The victim identified as Yin Jian Tao, 33, worked in the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) industry.

Charges of murder, frustrated murder and illegal possession of firearms and bladed weapon are set to be filed against the suspects.

Sen. Richard Gordon, in an interview on radio DZMM on Saturday, raised concerns that China was using the POGO industry to gather intelligence information in the Philippines.