PATTAYA: Two abducted Chinese nationals returned to their home in Pattaya early on Wednesday morning, exhausted and dishevelled after their ordeal and the payment of a ransom.
San Qi Qiang, 33, and her 50-year-old brother-in-law were reunited with her husband Ma Mingshan, 33, about 2am.
On Monday Mr Ma, a businessman, told police that his wife and his brother were abducted that morning from their Nissan vehicle on Pornpranimit 21 Road after taking his 3-year-old son to school.
A motorcyclist cut in front of their vehicle, bringing it to a stop, and they were forced to get into a Mitsubishi vehicle. The abduction was recorded by another motorist's dashcam.
Their own vehicle was found abandoned on Monday night.
Mr Ma told police he had received a ransom demand for their safe return, and admitted he had transferred money to the gang.
Police said they found the Mitsubishi used in the abduction at Suvarnabhumi airport and arrested a Chinese man aged 29 before he could board a flight to Nanning in southern China.
Another Chinese suspect, aged 33, had already left through Don Mueang airport on Tuesday for Shanghai.