Suspected kidnappers shot dead in Cheras

KUALA LUMPUR: Two foreign nationals, believed to be members of a kidnapping syndicate, were killed in a shootout with police in Taman Mudun, Batu 9, Cheras early today.

Kajang district police chief Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusoff said the incident occurred at 1.35am when a team from the Kuala Lumpur police contingent, acting on a tip-off pertaining to a kidnap case, raided a house there.

“The suspects are believed to be members of a syndicate involved in the kidnapping of foreigners in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

“In the raid, the police rescued a kidnap victim, a Bangladeshi man in his 30s. The man was kidnapped last Friday in the Sentul area,” he said in a statement here today.

Dzaffir said police also seized a pistol and a machete at the scene.