The Yemeni authorities found on Sunday the body of a domestic businessman who was kidnapped by unknown people the prior day in the Mukalla city, the capital of the eastern Hadramout province, the state-run September 26 website reported.
The website quoted security sources as saying the body of Abdullah Al-Amoudi, a honey dealer, was found on one of the streets early Sunday but those behind the crime have not been known yet.
"The killers called relatives and friends of Al-Amoudi through his cell phone to come and take his body after the murder," it quoted a statement by relatives of the businessman.
State media including the official agency Saba said President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi has ordered to investigate the murder and hunt the killers.
Separately, the authorities at the Hodeida seaport seized early Sunday a security equipment cargo imported from China, the website said.
The cargo included anti-riot equipment, bullet-proof shields, bullet cartridges and army helmets, it said, pointing out the cargo was imported by a company called Ritag.
The seizure comes amid thriving arms and drugs trade in Yemen which is experiencing an alarming security disorder casting a cloud on the West-backed power transition.
In recent weeks, the authorities seized several arms cargoes including the one of firearms imported from Turkey inside biscuit boxes.