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tiger kidnapping

tiger kidnapping
 n.— «More than 80 per cent of “tiger” kidnappings involve ethnic minorities. There has been a particular problem with Chinese nationals who have entered the country illegally. They are often snatched by gangs linked to the Triads and then their families in China are pressured into paying a ransom.» —“Gangs bring wave of kidnaps to Britain” by Tony Thompson Observer (U.K.) Nov. 14, 1999. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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