Argentina: La Gitana, suspected woman from Brazil detained for virtual kidnappings

Posted on February 4, 2017 • Filed under: Argentina, Crime

Argentine police detained a Brazilian woman known as “La Gitana”, who was on the run, had a warrant for her capture and is accused of leading a gang that carried out “virtual abductions” (telephone extortion) in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Official sources. Buenos Aires, Jan 20 (EFE) .- The Argentine police detained a Brazilian woman known as “La Gitana” in the Buenos Aires locality of Lanús, who was on the run, had a request for arrest and is accused of heading a band that performed ” Virtual abductions “(telephone extortion), official sources said today.

“This woman was intensely wanted in Argentina and Brazil and was the leader of a band that in the province of Buenos Aires had committed 32 virtual abductions, but thanks to the tasks of criminal intelligence we were able to locate and stop her,” explained the Minister of Security , Patricia Bullrich.

The 36-year-old detainee, born in Sao Paulo, is Patricia Veronica Tan Ivanoff, who already had a firm sentence and was sentenced to four years in prison as head of a criminal organization made up of people from the Roma community…Thus, in a covert form, agents of the Federal Police went to the place, where they identified and detained the accused. EFE - Read Full Article

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