Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Police arrest 7, rescue Myanmar kidnap victim

SUNGAI PETANI: Police have rescued a Myanmar national who was abducted earlier this month after they arrested seven people, two of them women, in a raid on a house in Pekan Sungai Lalang here.
Kedah CID chief ACP Zakaria Ahmad said the five Malaysians and two Myanmar men, who were detained on Sept 12, led police to a vacant house here where the abducted man, Aung Naing, 30, was found with his hands and legs tied up and his body bearing marks of physical abuse.
He said the police also recovered RM23,850, believed to be the bulk of the ransom of RM24,000 demanded by the abductors and which had been paid by the victim's younger brother.
The brother had lodged a police report on Sept 7 claiming that Aung Naing was missing and that he had received a demand for a RM24,000 ransom for his release.
Zakaria said that based on initial investigation, Aung Naing was abducted by two Myanmar nationals who had collaborated with a Malaysian couple. - Bernama

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