Kerry Arthur Danes and Kay Francis Danes are an Australian husband and wife who were controversially arrested on 23 December 2000 by authorities in Laos.
In 1994, Danish citizen Bjarne Jeppesen and his wife, New Zealand national, Julie Bruns, founded Gem Mining Lao PDR (GML) at Huay Xai with Lao-born American, Somkhit Vilavong. They were granted a 15-year concession from the Laotian government to mine Sapphires. American citizen Lee Wolf and Australian Trevor "Ted" Doyle, through their company Pacific East Trading Co, had a royalty agreement with GML whereby gems from the Huay Xai mine were sold in Bangkok but this was allegedly a cover for laundering money embezzled by Max Green. Wolf and Doyle had also loaned $3.8 million of Green's money to GML. Following Green's murder in 1998Trevor "Ted" Doyle is the... Read More