Following a massive land, sea and air operation over the past week, police say they have nabbed the remaining five suspects accused of kidnapping a Hong Kong heiress and making off with 28 million HKD.
Two of the suspects were apprehended by Chinese authorities at a guest house in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. It is unknown as to whether authorities have recovered the 28 million HKD ransom.
According to Asia News Net:
Guangdong authorities arrested three men Tuesday while two others were picked up at a guesthouse by Shenzhen police the day before.
According to unconfirmed reports, the two men apprehended in Shenzhen are 31 and 22 years old, surnamed Wang and Xiong, respectively, and were apparently waiting for the arrival of an accomplice surnamed Zhang from Hong Kong.
Zhang was the first suspect to be arrested after making no effort to disguise his identity at the Hong Kong border. The 29-year-old from Guizhou province remains in police custody for conspiring with five other suspects to kidnap 29-year-old Queen Rosita Law.
According to SCMP, when a clerk asked if Zhang understood the charges pressed against him during his first court appearance today, he replied “I understand” and asked if he could take a shower. The prosecutors said it could be arranged.
Turns out kidnapping is a pretty dirty job.
[Image from SCMP]
By Sharon Choi