Five other members of a gang who’d kidnapped a Hong Kong heiress and ran off with 28 million HKD in ransom are believed to have been smuggled back to the mainland, after authorities managed to nab one of the suspects in his attempt to cross over to Shenzhen.
Because the first suspect was arrested at the Lo Wu border when he tried to leave to Shenzhen, the remaining five suspects are believed to have traveled to Shenzhen through illegal channels.
According to SCMP: “Last night, the five other suspects – believed to be from the mainland – remained at large and in possession of the HK$28 million paid in ransom for the return of [Bossini clothing heiress Queenie Rosita Law] last Tuesday night, despite police mounting a huge search operation in Sha Tau Kok, near the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen.”
The arrested man tried to leave Hong Kong without any disguises and carried a real travel document. Hong Kong police say they will continue their search and “spare no efforts to look for the other kidnappers.”
The gang members, who broke into Laws’ home in Sai Kung and kidnapped her on April 25, received a ransom of 28 million HKD and stole more than 2 million HKD in cash and belongings.
By Sharon Choi