A kidnapped Hong Kong heiress was released unharmed earlier this week after her family paid a HKD $28 million ($3.61 million) ransom.
Queenie Rosita Law, the granddaughter of Law Ting-Pong, the late founder of the Bossini clothing empire who left roughly HKD $1 billion (roughly US $130,000,000.00) to his heirs at the time of his death, held a very brief press conference at the Four Seasons Central to show the public, her friends, relatives and the press that while she had been scared by the kidnapping, she had not been harmed. Law said:
“I want to make use of this press conference to tell everyone that neither my spirit nor my body suffered or sustained any injury because of the kidnap.”
The press conference was Law’s first public appearance since being captured on Saturday and released by her kidnappers on Tuesday night.
Law was abducted by gang members after they broke into her luxury estate on Clear Water Bay Road, Sai Kung, in Hong Kong. The kidnappers also stole more than HKD $2 million (US $258,000) in cash and valuables from her house.
After Law’s father, Raymond Law Ka-kui paid the ransom in three days, the kidnappers abandoned her on a hillside in Fei Ngo Shan.
Law, 29, looked solemn throughout the very brief conference. According to the South China Morning Post, the press conference was held to also thank her parents for their “exhaustive running around.”
Law took no questions from journalists and only spoke for just over a minute. Before she left, she said.
“I hope the media will understand that as the police are still investigating the case, there’s not much detail I can disclose. I plead for your understanding. I hope friends from the media will give me some room as I was greatly scared by the kidnapping.”
The manhunt for the kidnappers have so far not led to any leads, but police are certain that they will find them once they start spending the whopping 28 bags of ransom money because of the tracking devices hidden in the bags. A police source added:
“We also recorded the serial numbers of some banknotes used as ransom for the release of the victim. They will be caught if they use the marked money.”
According to the police, the six Putonghua-speaking gang members hid out in an abandoned hut on a hillside near Chek Nai Ping in Tai Po before officers could nab them.