• Kyodo


Three women were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of confining a 17-year-old Thai girl in a car as they drove from Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, to Nagoya Station, police said.

Ibaraki Prefectural Police identified the suspects as Zhang Huiru, a 38-year-old Chinese, Seiki Marcelino Yamamoto, a 43-year-old Brazilian, and Saensri Khwuangmuang, 32, a Thai national. All are residents of Suzuka.

The girl, of Edosaki, Ibaraki Prefecture, was rescued and the suspects arrested near Nagoya Station.