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Swedish man held on kidnap charge

A Swedish man wanted by Interpol on charges of kidnapping his six-year-old daughter more than a year ago has been arrested in Cambodia, an interior ministry official said on July 24. Torgeir Nordbo was arrested with his daughter Alicia Elfversson late July 22 in the western town of Pursat, said Bith Kim Hong, head of the ministry’s anti-trafficking department. Nordbo, 47, has been charged with kidnapping and abduction, he added. Cambodian police were working with Interpol and Swedish authorities to arrange his extradition. “He confessed to us and said that he wanted his daughter to live with him, but that is illegal,” Bith Kim Hong said. Alicia’s mother Maria Elfversson has accused her ex-husband of kidnapping the girl in June last year, when he took her on a vacation and never returned. The mother had been granted custody of the child.



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