Kidnapped victim safe, suspects arrested after motel raid in Taoyuan

Kidnapped victim safe, suspects arrested after motel raid in Taoyuan
File photo of Taiwanese police.

TAIPEI - The Taipei City Police carried out a raid yesterday to arrest suspects before successfully retrieving a kidnapped victim from a motel in Taoyuan.

Everything was recorded and broadcast by CTi News yesterday.

A police report was filed earlier last month that a man was carried off the street by a group of gangsters. Only a cellphone and an electric shock baton were left at the scene.

The man was beaten before being put into a car, despite his resistance. The incident was reported by a taxi driver and two female witnesses.

The police used the cellphone's call log to track down the identity of four suspects before taking them down at the Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT Station. The whole process took only four hours.

Through the arrested suspects, the police found out the victim's location. Armed police carried out a raid in Taoyuan to retrieve the victim from a motel.

The police carried out the raid stealthily, and the hostage takers were caught off guard. They were subdued by the police instantly.

Tied to the chair with his hands strapped with tape, the victim was in terrible shape when found by the police. Bruises and injuries were found all over his upper body.

The victim was reportedly very much relieved by the police's arrival. The man had believed that he would not be able to make it alive. He said he was very impressed and really appreciates the police's speedy action.

The victim was reportedly attacked for his inability to repay a debt totaling NT$20 million (S$870,600).

Since the police have conducted the rescue mission with high efficiency, some have drawn comparison between the police's performance with protagonist starred by Liam Neeson in the movie Taken.

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