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FBI Arrests Suspect in Arab's Abduction

January 20, 1986|Associated Press

NEW YORK — The FBI has arrested a Manhattan man in connection with the abduction in Europe of the brother of a billionaire Arab, who said he paid a $3-million ransom against the advice of British police.

Mustafa Zein, 43, was arrested at his home Saturday night on federal kidnaping charges, Joe Valiquette, an FBI spokesman, said.

A complaint filed in New York alleged that Zein made phone calls to the United Arab Emirates' ambassador to Britain in which he identified himself and engaged in ransom negotiations, Valiquette said.

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