The Department of Public Safety is asking the public to be on the look out for two Chinese men now wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the kidnapping of a 17-year-old student in San Marino, California.
Public Safety Commissioner Charles W. Ingram’s appeal was made due to the similarity in the case of the recent kidnapping attempt on the 13-year-old son of one of Saipan’s biggest garment manufacturers.
“We just want to take the necessary precaution. We do not want to alarm the people but we are saying that it is always possible that they are hiding on the island,” he said. The student was released unharmed.
The FBI has been hunting down Wang, Zixiong, 27, 5’8″ in height and weighs about 170 lbs. He was born in the People’s Republic of China and speaks Mandarin and Fukinese. Mr. Wang’s last known address was in Manhattan, New York.
At the same time, the FBI is looking for Wang, Tianqing, 34, 5’9″ in height and weighs 165 lbs. He was born in mainland China and speaks Mandarin and Fukinese. His last known address was in Monterey Park, California.
Mr. Ingram received the information when he attended the 8th Annual International Asian Enterprise Conference in Honolulu with Capt. Max Concepcion where top officials from various countries in Asia discussed the organized criminal activity in the region.
According to a police report, the son of James Lin, owner of UIC, was about to attend his band class at around 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 8, 1999 when an Asian-looking woman called the boy’s name in Chinese and asked him to approach a brown van parked near the Saipan Community School.
The boy was able to ran back to the school premises after struggling with an unidentified man wearing a mask who tried to drag him inside the vehicle.
Based on studies made on organized crime groups, international kidnapping and drug trafficking are perpetrated mostly by members of the Chinese Triads from mainland China and Taiwan.
“We are not saying again that these two men have something to do with the attempted kidnapping of Mr. Lin’s son but the circumstances in California is almost the same as what happened here. So we are just alerting the people to report to us if they have seen these men around,” he said.