DPM Teo commends police for handling of kidnap case

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean has commended the police for their swift arrest of the two men who are believed to be responsible for the kidnapping of a 79-year-old woman in Hougang on Wednesday.

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Mr Teo, who is also the coordinating minister for national security and the home affairs minister, said: "With the safety of the victim as their top priority, our officers spared no effort to carefully and skillfully trace the suspects, secure the safety of the victim, and bring the suspects to justice expeditiously.”

Commending the victim's family for their response, he said: "The family of the victim had done the right thing by lodging a police report immediately. The family also gave the police their full cooperation.”

Two Singaporean men, aged 41 and 50, were arrested within 12 hours after the son of the victim, believed to be the CEO of Sheng Siong supermarkert chain, lodged a police report of the kidnapping.

They are due to be charged in court on Friday.

Mr Teo warned: "Kidnapping is a very rare and serious offence and the perpetrators will be dealt with to the full extent of the law."

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