Police officers in Hong Kong have detained their first suspect in a city-wide operation to track down members of a gang who kidnapped a heiress and ran off with 28 million HKD in ransom money.
All six suspects are Mandarin speakers believed to be from the mainland, according to SCMP:
The man arrested is a 29-year-old visitor from mainland China, a police source said. He holds a two-way permit, the travel document mainlanders use to visit Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, police are continuing their massive manhunt for the five other kidnappers near Loi Tung Tsuen in Sha Tau Kok – near the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen – with the aerial support. Police also set up a roadblock in Sha Tau Kok Road.
Lo also said police would enhance co-operation with their mainland counterparts to find those who are still at large.
The suspect captured this morning was still being held for questioning, police said. No charge has been laid.
Queenie Rosita Law, the granddaughter of late Bossini founder Law Ting-pong, said during a press conference on Thursday that she was “greatly scared” by the April 25 kidnapping but that she was physically and emotionally unharmed.