A woman who exited out of a flight in a Thailand airport was kidnapped on May 6.
According to the New York Post, Jincai Chen,39, arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after an evening flight from Hong Kong. Four Chinese men dressed in black and a woman followed Chen moments after she exited the gate and footage shows two men holding Chen by the arms while another man in red walks ahead of the group.
Chen is taken through security checks before two more men join the group at the luggage carousel. Police reported the kidnappers had help from an immigration cop inside of the airport and the group demanded 15 million baht($460,000) in ransom from Chen’s husband.
Chen’s husband gave the group only 10 million baht($311,000) but he refused to give up the rest and contacted police on May 18. Chen was taken across Thailand through hotels and rented rooms and her kidnappers dumped her on the side of the road in the Bang Na district of Bankok on May 19. The suspects involved in the kidnapping were four Chinese people, a Thai woman named Thai woman named Wansikan Termthanapat and 10 other Thais.
Police Major Gen. Surachate Hakparn added that the four Chinese suspects fled Thailand:
“Arrest warrants have been issued for four Chinese suspects who have already fled Thailand. They are Wenqui Sun, Ming Song, Dongliang Sun and Meiling Kai.”
“We know the identity of all the suspects and will be tracking them down for their involvement in the crime.”
The footage helped authorities track down the suspects who fled to hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya, and Rayong.
“Officers became involved on May 18 and launched an intense operation. This put pressure on the gang, who then released the victim. She has testified about the crime and we will also receive her husband’s statements. We will pursue the gang and attempt to reclaim the money they paid.”
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