10-year-old Chinese girl helps free 11 men held captive by gang after finding plea for help on banknote
- A young Chinese girl has been hailed as a hero after saving a group of people who were being held prisoner by a gang.
- When the 10-year-old found a written plea for help on a 20-yuan note (approximately $3), she told her family who then contacted police on Monday.
- The man who wrote the note, along with 10 others, had been taken to Baotou, China, where they were held hostage by a gang running a pyramid scheme.
- All victims returned home safely, and the gang is now under investigation.
After a 10-year-old Chinese girl found a 20-yuan (approximately $3) banknote with a written plea for help, police rescued 11 men allegedly being held prisoner by a gang running a pyramid scheme.
The girl, from Baotou of northern China in Inner Mongolia, found the banknote, which had handwritten text that said that 11 people were being held hostage on the third floor of a building guarded by armed gang members and forced to work in a pyramid scheme, reported South China Morning Post. The girl’s family alerted the police on Monday after she told them about the note, resulting in the rescue of all 11 men.
China’s recent pyramid scheme raid led to the arrest of more than 1,000 people who are suspected of being connected to a scam worth 360 million yuan ($54.7 million).
Beihai Municipal Committee secretary Wang Naixue once mentioned that he wouldn’t rest until all cases of pyramid schemes in the city are “eradicated.”