A Uzbek national wanted by Interpol for human trafficking was arrested by Jakarta Police on Monday after allegedly kidnapping two women working at a Central Jakarta nightclub.
Musaev Samir, 33, was arrested early Monday morning at his apartment at the Cibubur Residences in Bekasi. He reportedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend Nadiya Dobos, an Uzbek national, and her Russian friend Anna Iyasereva. The two women were allegedly working as DJ at Illigals night club on Jalan Hayam Wuruk, Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said.
“The suspect is an ex-boyfriend of the victim [Dobos] and on June 6,
2012, he told her to stop working at Illigals,” Rikwanto said.
Samir had offered Dobos $1,000 to quit her job at the club, but she reportedly refused, police said.
He then allegedly kidnapped Iyasereva on June 6 and threatened to kill her if Dobos refused to leave her job.
Dobos met Samir on June 7 and accompanied him to a mall and a hotel, police said.
On June 9, she asked Samir to take her back to the dormitory run by Illigals. He agreed, but reportedly threatened to kill Iyasereva if Dobos tried to run.
Dobos reported the kidnapping to the Illigals management and then ran. The night club called the Jakarta Police.
Police raided Samir’s home, finding Iyasereva and seizing a Range Rover, three expensive watches and a savings account ledger showing Rp 1 billion ($106,000) in his bank account.
tracking down where he got the money from. He made an account at BCA
[Bank Central Asia] using a fake Indonesian ID card,” Adj. Sr. Comr. Helmy Santika of the Jakarta Police, said.
Samir has been wanted by Interpol since 2009 for people smuggling and sex trafficking. The Uzbek national allegedly trafficked women from Uzbekistan to Indonesia and other Asian countries, where they were sold into prostitution.
Interpol Indonesia officer First Insp. Yudhi Saroja
said Samir would be tried in Indonesia for kidnapping,
before he was extradited to Uzbekistan.