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Two Taiwanese sentenced to 22 years in Thailand for abduction

Two Taiwanese sentenced to 22 years in Thailand for abduction

Bangkok, June 9 (CNA) Two Taiwanese nationals and four Thais were each given 22-year jail terms by Thailand's Supreme Court for their involvement in the abduction in 2009 of five family members of a Taiwanese businessman, according to a Bangkok Post report published Monday. Following the abductions, the six kidnappers demanded a ransom of 30 million Thai baht (NT$29.8 million or US$889,274), half of which was paid by a relative of the family in Singapore, the report said. All five were later rescued by police from Thailand and Taiwan, and a number of suspects were arrested. More than US$400,000 of the ransom was also retrieved. The mastermind behind the abductions, surnamed Lin, escaped to China, but was apprehended in February this year. (By Liu Te-chang and S.C. Chang)


Updated : 2021-09-28 22:16 GMT+08:00