Shocking Video Footage Shows Woman Being Kidnapped At Bangkok Airport
Horrific video footage has captured the moment that a woman was kidnapped in Bangkok Airport and taken without any of the other passengers noticing that she was gone.
The woman, 39-year-old Jincai Chen, had just landed on a short flight from Hong Kong to the Thai capital's Suvarnabhumi Airport - which is the 20th busiest airport in the world.
No sooner was she in the airport than she was followed by five people, a woman and four men.
After a short struggle with the kidnappers she was taken through the security checks where the group was met by two more people at baggage reclaim.
After she was taken, the kidnappers asked for a ransom from her husband. He paid an initial 10 million bhat (about £232,000) but went to the police after they refused to let her go and asked for another 5 million bhat after that.
After nearly 2 weeks in the grasp of the Thai and Chinese criminals, Mrs Chen was then left by the roadside in Bangkok.
Thai police have said that they know who all of the participants in the crime are and are seeking them for arrest. Police Major General Surachate Hakparn said that around 11 Thai people, including a high-ranking member of the Thai Immigration Police were wanted as well as four Chinese suspects.
Hakparn said: "Arrest warrants have been issued for four Chinese suspects who have already fled Thailand.
"We know the identity of all the suspects and will be tracking them down for their involvement in the crime."
The police became involved when they were contacted by Mrs Chen's husband. He said that he had not come to them before, but had paid a large ransom for the safe return of his wife. Once the group demanded more on top of that, he went to the authorities.
Han Young Lim told the officers that the kidnappers had asked for half the original ransom again.
Police then used the CCTV footage from the airport to identify the perpetrators. After taking Mrs Chen, they fled the scene to several different hotels in Pattaya, Bangkok and Rayong.
After holding her for 13 days in total they returned to Bangkok, dumped Chen by the side of the road and then made their escape on flights from the airport.
Police Major General Surachate continued: "Officers became involved on May 18 and launched an intense operation. This put pressure on the gang who then released the victim.
"She has testified about the crime and we will also receive her husband's statements. We will pursue the gang and attempt to reclaim the money they paid."
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