A Chinese national was found chopped apart inside the Lerato Residence Tower 1 condominium in Brgy. Bel-Air, Makati City. She was identified as Wang Yalei, 26 years old.
The Makati City Police have arrested four Chinese suspects: Zhang Chuning, Zhang Cha Quan, Wang Xue, and Zhang Yi Xi.
According to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief PDir. Guillermo Eleazar, the victim and the suspects were having a drinking session early Thursday morning, Nov. 22.
Chuning and Yalei, who are both lesbians, got into a fight over a girl that led for the victim to pick-up a knife and attempted to stab the former.
“Parang selosan o meron third-party na involved,” Eleazar said during DZRH’s Isyu.
However, Chuning seized the knife from Yalei, and the suspect repeatedly stabbed the victim until she died. Chuning along with the three other suspects then chopped the body of Yalei and placed the remains inside four bags.
Security and utility personnel of the condominium discovered one of the bags and the bloody knife in a garbage chute. This caused a search of room 1116 in the 11th floor of the establishment after closed circuit television footage showed that the items came from the said unit.
“At least anim. Magkahiwalay yung dalawang kamay, katawan, yung torso, at dalawang paa,” Eleazar said regarding the chopped-up remains.
The suspects, three women and a male, have admitted to committing the crime.
Murder changes will be filed against the four Chinese nationals. Police are also investigating whether the suspects are under the influence of illegal substance since various medicines were found in the crime scene.
Authorities are also coordinating with the Bureau of Immigration regarding the passes and the working permits of the five Chinese nationals, who are employed in a call center in the Philippines that is involved illegal online gambling operations.
“Itong facility na ito ay nag-apply sila as call center,” Eleazar explained.
“Pero ang ginagawa nila ay online gaming at gambling. Upon our communication with PAGCOR, wala silang permit or even pending application sa kanilang pagiging Philippine offshore gaming operator,” Eleazar added.