Philstar.com reports that big kidnap-for-ransom gangs are a thing of the past. This, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP):
“Wala na halos yung mga dreaded at notorious organized crime groups. Halos accounted for at nakakulong na sila [while] undergoing trial,” Senior Superintendent Leonardo Espina said in a radio interview.
Somehow, I fear a successful monopoly.