Quito Ecuador: Kidnap Express gang dismantled

Posted on May 1, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

Hoy.com.ec reported that early Tuesday National Police dismantled a syndicate to assault and robbery, in the form of express kidnapping in Quito. Interior Minister, José Serrano, said that the criminal organization have kidnapped former presidential candidate Mauricio Rodas in February. Police determined that the modus operandi of this gang, identified as “The Dragons”, was developed aboard taxis, in the north of Quito, especially in La Mariscal, exaeropuerto, Iñaquito and Avenida Gonzalez Suarez. During the tour, the driver made contact with other members of the band, through radio and cellular, who intercepted the vehicle and boarded the taxi, where subjected to the victim, and then strip it of its assets, primarily of bank cards with their keys. Subsequently withdrawing cash through ATMs and finally leaving the victim in desolate places. Read Article

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