HK businessman rescued after kidnapped for a month

2015-10-28 06:56:57 GMT2015-10-28 14:56:57(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

TAIPEI -- A Hong Kong businessman who was kidnapped in Taiwan a month ago was rescued late Tuesday night, local police said.

Wong Yuk Kwan, also known as Wang Kwan, chairman of the Hong Kong-based Pearl Oriental Oil Ltd, was abducted from a residential area in the city of New Taipei on Sept. 20, police said.

On Tuesday night police raided a deserted house in Yunlin county of central Taiwan and rescued Wong. He has been sent to a local hospital for health check and treatment.

File photo of Wong Yuk Kwan File photo of Wong Yuk Kwan
Wong was found in a a deserted house in Yunlin county of central Taiwan province. Wong was found in a a deserted house in Yunlin county of central Taiwan province.
Wong was found in a a deserted house in Yunlin county of central Taiwan province. Wong was found in a a deserted house in Yunlin county of central Taiwan province.
Wong was found in a a deserted house in Yunlin county of central Taiwan province. Wong was found in a a deserted house in Yunlin county of central Taiwan province.
Wong was found in a a deserted house in Yunlin county of central Taiwan province. Wong was found in a a deserted house in Yunlin county of central Taiwan province.
Wong was escorted to a local hospital. Wong was escorted to a local hospital.
Wong was escorted to a local hospital. Wong was escorted to a local hospital.
Wong was escorted to a local hospital. Wong was escorted to a local hospital.
Suspects of the kidnapping case. Suspects of the kidnapping case.
Suspects of the kidnapping case. Suspects of the kidnapping case.
Suspects of the kidnapping case. Suspects of the kidnapping case.
File photo of Wong Yuk Kwan File photo of Wong Yuk Kwan
File photo of Wong Yuk Kwan File photo of Wong Yuk Kwan

A total of 12 suspects, with five prime suspects, have been detained and questioned.

According to the United Daily News, a local newspaper, Wong's company received a ransom demand for 70 million Hong Kong dollars ($9.33 million dollars) from kidnappers.

Wong is facing charges of fraud in Hong Kong and moved to Taiwan after being granted bail, the newspaper said.

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