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Cabby who 'rescued' kidnapped boy nabbed by police

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In a turn of events, the taxi driver who “rescued” the five-year-old boy who was abducted in Kajang has been arrested with three other men.

“We have yet to determine if he is involved,” said Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Abdul Samah Mat.

He also said that police recovered almost all of the RM300,000 ransom money that was paid. 

Comm Abdul Samah said following the return of the boy to his parents, police tracked down the two men who abducted the boy, a 28-year-old and an Indonesian, 32, to the front of a shopping mall at Jalan Sungai Chua, Kajang.

“We arrested them around 10.10pm yesterday and seized the Proton Saga they used in the kidnapping. We also recovered RM30,000 in cash under the front seat,” he said.

Four of the suspects being led away by police officers. PHOTO: THE STAR ONLINE

Two hours later, police caught another man, 45, who is believed to be the mastermind of the abduction at his house in Sungai Chua, 2km from the victim’s house.

“We recovered RM61,550 from his house before we raided his printing shop at Tam­an Sepakat Indah, where another RM200,000 was found,” he said, adding the man was said to be having financial difficulties.

The man is believed to have known the victim’s father through some business dealings.

At the same time, police also picked up the taxi driver, 42, who returned the victim to assist in investigations.

All four men have been remanded for a week.

The boy, who was sent for a check-up at Kajang Hospital, was given a clean bill of health except for some slight bruises on his arms.

His father, who was met outside their house, said he was not aware of the arrests and called for privacy.

Source: The Star Online