An American suspect in the multimillion dollar kidnap for ransom case in Bangkok, which was said to be over a failed business deal on rubber gloves, allegedly tipped off CNN about used medical gloves shipped from Thailand to the US. CNN published an investigative report this week saying tens of millions of used medical gloves, some with blood stains, were imported to the US from Thailand.
Back on March 28, Taiwanese businessman, 60 year old Wen Yu Chung, was reportedly abducted in broad daylight at the L’Oliva restaurant in Bangkok’s Thong Lor area where he was said to be meeting to resolve a failed business deal. Wen had allegedly sold rubber gloves for 93 million baht, or US$2.7 million, but the gloves ended up being poor quality. Video surveillance camera footage shows a man being forced out of the restaurants. He was allegedly taken to a nearby room on Sukhumvit Soi 36 where several men were waiting.
Two Americans, a Thai police officer, and a Thai man, were arrested for their alleged involvement in the kidnap for ransom attempt. They are accused of holding the businessman captive and demanding US$3 million from his family for his release. Reports say the family contacted the authorities, and Wen was later dropped off at a hospital. One American suspect was arrested at an airport in June as he was trying to flee the country.
One of the American suspects, Louis Ziskin, was interviewed by CNN and told reporters that he decided to travel from the US to Thailand after losing millions of dollars from the failed business deal. Louis, who they say is the CEO of the American company AirQueen and spent US$2.7 million on nitrile gloves from the Thai-based company Paddy the Room through a third party based in Asia. He told CNN 100% of the money was paid up front.
CNN says Thai police missed their deadline to submit evidence in the cases and Louis was allowed to fly back home to Los Angeles. Louis has denied the charges and says he wasn’t there when the kidnapping took place. CNN also mentioned that Louis is an ex-convict that spent more than a decade in prison for smuggling ecstasy into the US in 2000.
Source – https://thethaiger.com/