British man is released by Indonesian kidnappers after transferring a ransom of £ 700,000 after & # 39; POLICE MANNERS have made a false arrest and kidnapped him & # 39;
- Officers made a false arrest of the victim on a toll road in the capital last week
- The kidnappers then took him to a city hotel and forced him to call his boss
- The Brit was released after the ransom was paid in US dollars, police said
A British man was kidnapped by Indonesian police officers who later released him in exchange for a ransom of £ 700,000, the authorities in Jakarta said.
Reportedly, officers last week committed a neparrest on a toll road in the capital and carried the charade by briefly bringing the man to a police complex.
The kidnappers then took him to a city hotel and forced him to call his boss to raise the ransom.
He was finally released after the ransom was paid in US dollars ($ 900,000), which the gang later changed to local currency.
Four Indonesian police officers have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a British citizen in the Indonesian capital Jakarta (file image)
Among the kidnappers was a colleague of the British victim, said the Jakarta police spokesperson, Argo Yuwono.
Four officers and two civilians have been arrested.
According to CNN Indonesia, the British had told a colleague last Tuesday that he was meeting someone for work.
The colleague is said to have raised the alarm after the British man did not surface on Wednesday.
The British embassy in Jakarta said it was aware of the incident but would not provide any other information.
& # 39; This is a matter for the Indonesian police, & # 39; said a spokesperson.
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