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French tourists face Phuket kidnapping charges over €5k death-threat ransom

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Bangla Road in Patong, Phuket

Bangla Road in Patong, Phuket. Photo: Jpatokal.


PHUKET: Seven French tourists have been arrested for kidnapping a 21-year-old Frenchwoman from Patong on Sunday night (Mar 4) and holding her for a ransom of 5,000 euros (about B194,000), which the victim’s family promptly paid from France after receiving a video threatening the woman’s safety.

All seven French nationals arrested are currently being held at Phuket Provincial Court, Chalong Police Chief Col Prachum Ruangthong told The Phuket News this morning (Mar 8).

The seven were named as: Idriss Sulliman, 25; Yann Kimulina, 25; Brahim Saifdine, 21; Mouhcin Wizkrane, 23; Yacine Maatoug, 32; Lydia Kouang Nlend, 21; and Sahra Zerari, 19.

Full story: thephuketnews.com

Tanyaluk Sakoot
The Phuket News


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