KUALA LUMPUR - The mastermind behind the kidnapping of Dutch national Nayati Shamelin Moodliar has fled to Europe.
Apparently, the man in his 40s left the country immediately after the 12-year-old was released at the Sungai Buloh R&R area on May 3.
Federal CID Director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said Interpol's assistance would be sought to track down the mastermind.
He said police detained five people, including a woman, during several operations in Perak and here.
"We are looking for two more men to assist in investigations," he said at a press conference yesterday.
The two are Jang Ying Jiang and Lee Phak Seng @ Seng Chai, both 24, from Cheras.
However, Comm Mohd Bakri refused to reveal further details on the arrests.
He said police seized half of the RM300,000 (S$122,820) ransom paid to the suspects a day before Nayati's release.
The car, which was used to kidnap the boy, was also recovered.
"We are also investigating the motive behind the incident," said Comm Mohd Bakri.
The suspects, aged between 18 and 40, have been remanded until May 21 to facilitate investigations.
On April 27, Nayati was kidnapped while he was walking to the Mont' Kiara International School near his home by two men in a black car.