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2 Koreans arrested in Guatemala murder

Six people, including two South Koreans, have been arrested on suspicion of abducting and slaying a South Korean businessman in Guatemala, South Korea’s foreign ministry said yesterday.

“Guatemalan police authorities on Friday [Seoul time] announced that they have arrested four Guatemalan and two South Korean citizens who are suspected of involvement in the slaying of one of our citizens there,” the ministry said in a press release.

The victim, identified only as Song, was found murdered in the Central American nation on Feb. 3, about two weeks after he was kidnapped by a group of people earlier believed to be members of an organized crime ring.

Song owned a sewing factory in Guatemala, making him an attractive target for kidnappers.

One of the four Guatemalan citizens arrested in the case was an intelligence officer of Guatemala’s armed services, the ministry said. Yonhap

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