Survivor testifies about two friends stabbed, bound, drowned in Schuylkill River

The lone survivor of an apparent drug-related kidnapping that left two brothers dead in a Philadelphia river says he was trying to raise $100,000 for them “as a favor” when they were killed.

The survivor says the three men were stabbed, beaten and bound before they were thrown in the Schuylkill River last August.

Voong is testifying at a preliminary hearing Tuesday for 42-year-old murder suspect Tam Le.

The slayings came two weeks after 23-year-old survivor Thanh Voong and victim Vu Huynh were arrested near the Canadian border with a large stash of marijuana.

Voong says he was not in an Asian drug gang. But he says he often did favors for his slain friend.

He says he was delivering the $40,000 he had raised to Le’s house when he was kidnapped.

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