Chinese woman safe after abduction at Suvarnabhumi

Chinese woman safe after abduction at Suvarnabhumi

Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy tourist police chief, shakes hands with Jincai Chen, 39, the ransomed Chinese woman, at a press conference at Suvarnabhumi airport police station in Samut Prakan province on Monday. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)
Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy tourist police chief, shakes hands with Jincai Chen, 39, the ransomed Chinese woman, at a press conference at Suvarnabhumi airport police station in Samut Prakan province on Monday. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)

A Chinese woman abducted by five people after arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport from Hong Kong and held for 10 million baht ransom was found safe on a roadside in Bang Na, Bangkok, 14 days later.

Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn, deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, said on Monday that Jincai Chen, 39, arrived on a flight from Hong Kong about 9.30pm on May 6.

She was abducted by five people, four Chinese and a Thai woman, and a ransom demand made to her husband - a Tanzanian citizen of Korean origin -  for 2 million yuan (about 10 million baht).

On Friday the victim's husband sought help from police, saying he and relatives had paid the ransom but the gang then demanded 1 million yuan more (about 5 million baht).

Pol Maj Gen Surachate said that from May 6 to 18 the gang kept the victim at a hotel in Bangkok and then took her to a rented house in Pattaya, Chon Buri, and then a house on Koh Samed in Rayong province.

She was then returned to Bangkok, kept blindfolded all the way, and set free on last Saturday on the side of Bang Na-Trat Road (Theparat Road) in Bang Na district, Bangkok.

The woman contacted relatives who in turn called the police.

The deputy commissioner identified the Thai suspect as Wansikan Termthanapat and the four Chinese as  Wenqu Sun, Ming Song, Dongliang Sun and Meiling Kai, a woman.

He said the Chinese suspects had left the country before the woman was found on Saturday. Police were hunting for Ms Wansikan and other possible accomplices in Thailand.


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