x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Five charged with BlackBerry extortion

Five people have been charged with abduction and extortion initiated through BlackBerry messages.

Three Emiratis, a Saudi and a Yemeni have been charged with abduction and extortion initiated through BlackBerry messages.

They are accused of posing as a woman to arrange a meeting, then kidnapping the victim, coercing him to sell his vehicle and taking the money.

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