Ecuador: Son of Randy Borman, American leader of Cofan Indigenous tribe kidnapped, released

Posted on September 1, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity

On July 23, 2012, Felipe Borman Quenama, an American-Ecuadorian was handcuffed and kidnapped at gunpoint at the Cofan Survival Foundation in Nueva Loja, Ecuador. According to the National Police of Ecuador website it was reported that Mr. Borman’s family received communications from individuals with Colombian accents, demanding $3 million dollars for the release of the victim.

Ecuador National Police reported that intelligence and the efforts of the anti-kidnapping and extortion unit placed pressure on the kidnappers. After 40 days of being held, Felipe Borman was released into the jungle. Police rescued the victim on August 31, 2012, at 9:30 A.M. in the area of Vetano Shell Ecuador. Read Article

Picture of Felipe Borman at press conference, From Ecuador's National Police Website

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