By Sami Zaptia.
London, 3 January 2017:
Rada, the Special Deterrence Force, reported that it has captured the leader of a kidnap gang last week and has freed two kidnap victims who had been held for 46 days.
Rada said that together with other security forces, it stormed a farm at dawn in Ain Zara after a stakeout. This came on the back of the arrest of one of the members of the kidnap gang in the Wadi Rabea area who had led security forces to the gang’s hideout.
At the hideout, Rada said they arrested a gang member who had been torturing the two victim in an effort to extort a ransom in exchange for their release out of their families.
The two hostages, heavy goods vehicle drivers from Gaser Khyar, were found with their hands chained to the wall. They reported that they had been tied up for the duration of their 46-day ordeal.
The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of LD 200,000 each in order to spare their lives. Rada said it was still pursuing the rest of the gang, whose names it published.
Rada also reported that it had freed another victim kidnapped from Airport road and taken to the Wirshifana area.