Published: Monday June 25, 2012 MYT 3:13:00 PM
One more suspect nabbed over kidnapping of sand supplier, worker
By AUSTIN CAMOENS
SHAH ALAM: Police have arrested another suspect believed to be directly involved in the kidnapping of a sand supplier and his worker in Ijok, Kuala Selangor.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mohd Adnan Abdullah said police raided a house in Labu, Negri Sembilan on June 20 and arrested the man in his 30s.
"We arrested the man around 3pm and upon questioning, he revealed that he had buried a portion of the ransom money amounting RM67,000 behind the house," he told a press conference at the Selangor police headquarters here Monday.
He said further investigations led to the recovery of a Proton Wira car, believed to have been used in the June 22 kidnapping.
"In total, we have arrested 12 suspects in connection with the kidnapping," he said adding that the case was considered solved.
SAC Mohd Adnan added that the investigation papers were being completed and expected to be handed over to the Attorney-General's Chambers by the end of the week.
It was reported that the 31-year-old sand supplier and his 45-year-old worker were kidnapped near a quarry in Ijok on June 11.
The kidnappers demanded a RM2mil ransom from the family and after negotiations, RM850,000 was paid out and the victims were released unharmed.
Police have seized RM616,520 of the ransom money and arrested seven people, including two women.