Strangers who had purchased the abandoned luggage from an Auckland storage unit found the deaths, shocking the country.
The bodies were thought to have been kept for a few years. According to Korean authorities, the victims were ages 7 and 10.
New Zealand has requested that the lady be extradited from South Korea.
After declaring last month that they suspected the lady was in South Korea, Auckland cops said they had cooperated collaboratively with South Korean officials in their hunt for her.
According to South Korean authorities, the woman escaped to South Korea following the murders of her children in 2018. She is a 42-year-old New Zealander of Korean ancestry.
A global Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for her. Authorities apprehended her in a midnight raid on a residence in the south-eastern city of Ulsan on Thursday.
It was the result of a stakeout after detectives got information about her movements, according to Seoul’s National Police agency.
Last month, New Zealand police confirmed they were looking for the lady after identifying the kids, whose names have not been released.
Having somebody in prison overseas in such a short amount of time has all been due to the help of the Korean officials and cooperation by the NZ Police Interpol team, New Zealand Police Detective Inspector Tofilau Fa’amanuia Vaaelua said on Thursday.
Mother Arrested After 2 Children Found Dead in Suitcases
An arrest has been made in the mysterious deaths of two children found in a suitcase. A family in #NewZealand made the disturbing discovery in August – two dead bodies packed in suitcases they had purchased in a storage locker auction. A month later, an unnamed woman in her 40s was arrested in connection with this crime.Posted by Inside Edition on Thursday, September 15, 2022
Police have asked that the accused’s bail be refused before she is extradited to New Zealand, where she faces murder accusations.
According to local media in Auckland, the family had resided there for a few years and the children’s dad had died of cancer before their deaths. According to them, the children’s grandparents still live in New Zealand.
The deaths of the kids were discovered in early August after a different family purchased a trailer full of things, including the bags, in an online auction.
Authorities stated that the family had no link to the fatalities and had experienced tremendous sorrow in the aftermath of the finding.
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