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Police storm Joburg lodge to free kidnapped foreigners

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Police storm Joburg lodge to free kidnapped foreigners

Arrest of ‘kingpin’ blows lid off organised crime syndicate whose members are said to include law-enforcement officers

Senior reporter

For days, undercover police intelligence agents kept watch at a Johannesburg lodge.

The information was scant.

Ten kidnapped Bangladeshis, victims of a global syndicate that’s been operating in SA for years and who were abducted on January 26, were thought to be inside one of several rooms...

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