Police yesterday arrested five men and seized ten gold bars worth RM1.44mil used as ransom money in the kidnapping of a security company director.
Selangor police chief Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the ten gold bars weigh one kg each.
He said the company director was released at 12:45am today but declined to say where he was found.
The 62-year-old company director was abducted behind a restaurant in Persiaran Raja Muda Musa, Port Klang Port on March 7.
Police also seized an Isuzu pickup where the gold was found, a Kawasaki motorcycle, stun gun, five mobile phones with sim cards, and cash worth RM45.
Tun Hisan said the five men comprising a Malaysian and four Nepali illegal immigrants were arrested in separate raids.
“Three men were arrested at 1am in Jalan Pos Baru while two others were arrested at 7am in Taman Sentosa, Klang.
“The Malaysian is a steward with 13 years working experience,” he said.? Police received a report at 10.15am on March 7, a few hours after the company director was abducted.
Tun Hisan said the five men were believed to have posed as police officers using a pickup with K-9 stickers, the police dog unit.
The case is investigated under Section 3 (1) Kidnapping Act 1961 which provides the death penalty or life imprisonment and whipping upon conviction.