Bangkok kidnap for ransom case tied into used glove export investigation

An American suspect in the multimillion dollar kidnap for ransom case in Bangkok, which was mentioned to be over a failed enterprise deal on rubber gloves, allegedly tipped off CNN about used medical gloves shipped from Thailand to the US. CNN revealed an investigative report this week saying tens of hundreds of thousands of used medical gloves, some with blood stains, were imported to the US from Thailand.
Back on March 28, Taiwanese businessman, 60 yr outdated Wen Yu Chung, was reportedly kidnapped in broad daylight on the L’Oliva restaurant in Bangkok’s Thong Lor area the place he was stated to be meeting to resolve a failed business deal. Wen had allegedly offered rubber gloves for ninety three million baht, or US$2.7 million, but the gloves ended up being poor quality. Video surveillance digital camera footage reveals a person being forced out of the eating places. He was allegedly taken to a close-by room on Sukhumvit Soi 36 the place several men were ready.
Two Americans, a Thai police officer, and a Thai man, had been arrested for his or her alleged involvement within the kidnap for ransom try. Scientifically proven are accused of holding the businessman captive and demanding US$3 million from his family for his launch. Reports say the family contacted the authorities, and Wen was later dropped off at a hospital. One American suspect was arrested at an airport in June as he was trying to flee the nation.
One of the American suspects, Louis Ziskin, was interviewed by CNN and advised reporters that he decided to journey from the US to Thailand after shedding millions of dollars from the failed enterprise deal. Louis, who they say is the CEO of the American company AirQueen and spent US$2.7 million on nitrile gloves from the Thai-based company Paddy the Room through a 3rd party based in Asia. He told CNN 100% of the cash was paid up front.
CNN says Thai police missed their deadline to submit evidence in the cases and Louis was allowed to fly again home to Los Angeles. Louis has denied the fees and says he wasn’t there when the kidnapping took place. CNN additionally talked about that Louis is an ex-convict that spent greater than a decade in prison for smuggling ecstasy into the US in 2000.
Louis told CNN…
“I’m going to see this through to the very end… Am I going to get my a refund for the company? Most likely not. Are we bringing a lightweight to this to the place hopefully, the United States can rise up off the bench and cease it? Yeah. If that’s what justice is, then that’s what my hope is.”
According to a earlier Bangkok Post article, Wen was a consultant of the Collection Company Limited. The firm had been employed in late 2020 by Louis Ziskin to negotiate with Paddy The Room Trading Company Limited for the acquisition of nitrile gloves, the Post reported.
The CNN report says US distributors acquired practically 200 million gloves from Paddy the Room in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some told CNN that the gloves weren’t solely substandard, but soiled and used, some just stuffed into a box. A Miami-based businessman who purchased gloves from Paddy the Room told CNN reporters that the gloves were reused.
“They were washed, recycled… Some of them were soiled. Some of them had bloodstains. Some of them had markers on them with dates from two years ago… I couldn’t consider my eyes.”
Louis reported the substandard gloves to US authorities earlier this yr and the US Department of Homeland Security cleared out his warehouse in LA in July. CNN says 70,000 bins were seized as proof for the investigation into Paddy the Room.
Thai police advised CNN that the investigation into the kidnap for ransom case is still open. In response to the CNN report, Thai authorities have been wanting into the claims. PM Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered the Deputy PM and Commerce Minister, Jurin Laksanawisit, to research. National police chief Suwat Jangyodsuk additionally instructed the Central Investigation Bureau, or CIB, to look into the report.
Here’s video allegedly displaying the arrest of Mr. Ziskin and CCTV from the alleged kidnapping…

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