Cops rescue abducted S’pore brothers


GEORGE TOWN: Penang police rescued two Singaporean siblings who were abducted by a group of men near a hotel here on Monday.

Penang CID chief Mohd Zakaria Ahmad said police received information on Tuesday from their counterparts in Singapore through Bukit Aman about the missing brothers, aged 26 and 27.

“The victims were said to have come to Penang by bus for a business dealing on Monday night before heading to a hotel to meet someone.

“However, when the brothers were at a restaurant near the hotel, three men abducted them.

“They were transferred from one budget hotel to another in the state,” he told reporters here today.

Mohd Zakaria said in a follow-up operation, police detained four suspects, aged between 26 and 37, before rescuing the victims near Tanjung Tokong about 2.30pm yesterday.

“Both the victims were not harmed. Police have recorded their statements.

“They are expected to return to Singapore tonight. Police are still looking for one more person to facilitate investigations.”

The suspects will be remanded until March 14, he said.