Police in Turkey’s Şanlıurfa rescue kidnapped son of Syrian businessman
ŞANLIURFAPolice teams in the Akçakale district of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on Feb. 2 detained nine people over the kidnap of the four-year-old son of a Syrian businessman.
Syrian businessman Kasim el Ali’s son, Ismail el Ali, and his friend Mahir Fayed were kidnapped by a group of armed men while Fayed was taking el Ali’s son to his house to play with his children.
Contacting el Ali, the kidnappers demanded 200,000 dollars for the life of the young boy and Fayed. After receiving the threat, el Ali called the police who plotted a rescue operation with the father and showed themselves as convinced to pay the ransom but for a renegotiated amount of 50,000 dollars.
The plot was carried out with el Ali meeting with the kidnappers and handing them the agreed money with their barcodes removed. After the exchange, police teams tracked the suspects and carried out operations on three addresses.
Police captured eight suspects and found that Fayed, who was also abducted with the boy, was among the organizers of the kidnap.
Police teams found that the suspect showed himself as tortured and injured during the time of the kidnapping to deceive the officers. He was later detained.