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ISF arrests notorious kidnapper in north Lebanon

A picture taken from the Lebanese border in the area of Wadi Khaled shows a Syrian Army camp on the Lebanese-Syrian border northern Lebanon on February 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID

HALBA, Lebanon: The Internal Security Forces said it arrested a notorious kidnapper nicknamed “The Bird,” according to a statement issued Tuesday.

The alleged kidnapper, identified as M.Y., in his 20s, was known to have impersonated Kleenex merchants and was arrested by Halba police in the Bahsas neighborhood of Tripoli Monday. He was charged with abducting Z.M., a 21 year-old Syrian national, who was released after a ransom payment of $ 110, 000 was made by his family.

Z.M. was kidnapped after M.Y. contacted him via the internet and lured him to Lebanon on May 8, where he was held captive for 48 hours in Wadi Khaled.

M.Y. confessed to the crime and identified others involved in the kidnapping scheme, all of whom are on the run from police.





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