by Shermain Bique-Charles (Antigua Observer) The woman named in the kidnapping of Indian-born diamond dealer Mehul Choksi has reportedly been arrested in Abu Dhabi, sources close to the matter have confirmed.
According to reports, Barbara Jarabik was arrested following a red notice issued by Antigua and Barbuda, as investigations into the kidnapping of Choksi continue.
Observer could not confirm with local police whether they have been informed about Jarabik’s alleged arrest, but she is wanted for questioning in relation to the mysterious disappearance of Choksi who vanished from Jolly Harbour on May 232021 and was later found in neighbouring Dominica.
Choksi has maintained that on the day he was ‘taken” he was with Jarabik, who he said befriended him over a period of time in Antigua. They were very close, according to Choksi, and would go for walks together in the evening. Jarabik previously told reporters that Choksi had gifted her with a diamond which she claimed was a fake.