Taiwan Busts Racing Pigeon Kidnapping Ring

Taiwan Busts Racing Pigeon Kidnapping Ring

“Five people have been arrested in northern Taiwan for allegedly kidnapping dozens of racing pigeons for ransom, police said Tuesday. The suspects were accused of setting traps along racing routes to capture the pigeons before demanding up to Tw$10,000 ($333) per bird from their owners in ransom money, the Taipei City police department said.”

“Pigeon racing is popular in Taiwan but has been linked to criminal activities such as underground gambling, extortion and race fixing, as well as kidnapping the birds for ransom.”

More:

“Taiwan Busts Racing Pigeon Kidnapping Ring,” Agence France-Presse via XIN MSN News

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