Cops nab five Bangladeshis over kidnap of countryman

GEORGE TOWN: Police have detained five Bangladeshis to assist in the investigation into a kidnapping of their fellow countryman on Friday (June 21).

Timur Laut district police chief ACP Razlam Ab Hamid said the suspects are aged between 20 and 35 and were arrested during a raid in Shah Alam, Selangor on Saturday (June 22).

"Initial investigations revealed that a man who works as a cleaner in George Town received a call demanding a ransom if he wanted his kidnapped son to be safe,” he said, adding that the suspects demanded RM200,000 from him. Concerned about his son’s safety, he then lodged a police report,” Razlam said when contacted by Bernama on Sunday (June 23)

He said that the victim was rescued during the raid and is believed to be in the country to find work, adding that all suspects will be held on a four-day remand to assist in the investigation under Section 365 of the Penal Code for kidnapping.

Police are investigating whether the case involves other suspects or is part of a syndicate targeting foreign nationals, he added. - Bernama

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