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Abduction faked

A MAN, 25, has been detained for faking his own kidnap in a bid to pay off gambling debts. Huangpu District police said yesterday that Zhang Dongsheng called his mother at 9:30pm on August 6, asking her to send money because he had been abducted. Police later found Zhang sleeping in a club in Pudong New Area.

Zhang owed more than 370,000 yuan (US$54,133) as a result of gambling, police said.


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