A POLICEMAN assigned to fighting drugs has been detained over the alleged kidnapping of a South Korean businessman who went missing nearly three months ago, authorities said Tuesday.
The businessman’s wife reported the abduction to the police after he disappeared from his home in Angeles City last October, they added.
“The [Philippine National Police] chief has ordered the placing under restricted custody of the policeman allegedly involved in the kidnapping of a Korean businessman,” national police spokesman Dionardo Carlos told AFP.
Philippine police chief Ronald dela Rosa said on Monday the policeman alleged to have taken part in the abduction was a low-ranking officer assigned to a special unit going after drug traffickers in Angeles.
Police have asked the justice department to file criminal charges against him, said Dela Rosa.
Police did not identify the missing South Korean or the officer under investigation for alleged kidnapping. The South Korean embassy in Manila also did not comment on the case.