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Pakistan busts Facebook kidnap gang

Published on Sep 22, 2013 6:19 AM
 

LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) - Pakistani authorities on Saturday busted a gang using a female member to lure youngsters through Facebook and telephone calls and then kidnapping them for ransom, police said.

The gang, which included a lawyer, his wife, the son of a policeman and four others, was active in the industrial town of Gujranwala in central Punjab province and was traced by tracking phone calls.

"This gang of friends was using their female member to trap youngsters on Facebook and through phone calls," Shoaib Khurram, a senior police official, told AFP.

"The girl was assigned to trap targeted young boys in fake love on Facebook and phone and then invite them for dates," he said, adding that the other members would kidnap the boys when they came to meet her.

 
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