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Egypt: Saudi businessman’s kidnapper arrested

al-Sanad has been released on May 5, after he was abducted for 11 days.

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Saudi Foreign Ministry announced via its Twitter’s account that Egyptian authorities have arrested the gang which had kidnapped the Saudi businessman Hassan al Sanad.

al-Sanad has been released on May 5, with the help of Egyptian security after more than a week in custody.

Sanad was kidnapped in Egypt by a masked gang on April 26 on the highway from the city of Ismailia to Cairo as he left his factory and was making his way to the capital's airport. (More details).

The kidnappers then decided to release him and his driver. They “left with him a mobile phone so he can inform his son or his relatives who are in Cairo,” said Ali Azazi, the director of Ismailia’s security department. He added that the businessman is still in Egypt.

Last year, Saudi Arabia alerted its citizens to be cautious while doing business in Egypt after a Saudi woman and her daughter were killed in a double homicide that was believed be financially motivated.