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SHAH ALAM: Selangor police have captured five men and two women suspected of kidnapping a sand supplier and his worker in Ijok, Kuala Selangor near here on Monday.
Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the two victims, both male, were kidnapped about 2 pm on June 11 near their sand quarry and the kidnappers had demanded a RM2 million ransom from the family.
"We were informed of the kidnapping about 12.15 am on June 12 and set up a task force to trace the victims aged 31 (supplier) and 45 (worker)," said Tun Hisan at a press conference here today.
However, the victims were released in Ijok at 9.30 pm on June 12, after the kidnappers were paid RM850,000.
He added that quick action by police managed to net the seven suspects aged between 21 and 47 at Bukit Raja, Kapar, Meru, Kota Damansara, Sentul and Taiping.
"The victims were unharmed. And the 47-year-old suspect has 27 previous criminal records while the one aged 34 has six records, all for theft and robbery," he said.
"We managed to seize RM616,520 which was a part of the ransom money.
"Investigations are still underway to identify the motive and also to ascertain if there are others involved and the suspects are in remand until June 19," he said. BERNAMA