PETALING JAYA - Two serial kidnappers behind 13 abductions were killed in a hail of gunfire after a shoot-out with the police.
They were hiding with a hostage at a house at Taman Mudun, Kajang, when policemen stormed in around 1.35am yesterday, sparking the deadly encounter.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said police were tracking the two Bangladeshis after the murder of a Bangladeshi man at Pasar Pudu on Jan 13.
"A probe led us to the men who were a part of a syndicate known for kidnapping Bangladeshis, collecting RM2.5 million (S$833,644) in total ransom.
"Their latest abduction was a Bangladeshi man at Jalan Ipoh on Friday with a ransom of RM200,000," he said in a statement yesterday.
He said that when the kidnappers spotted the police, they opened fire, starting the deadly shoot-out.
The hostage, in his 30s, was found unharmed and a semi-automatic pistol and a machete were recovered from the scene.
Comm Mazlan added that police also arrested two local men in their 30s, who were part of the kidnapping syndicate.