Ecuador: tourist was victim of kidnap express leaving Guayaquil airport

Posted on September 4, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Latin America Aviation, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL reported that on August 21, 2012, a tourist from El Salvador arrived at the airport José Joaquín de Olmedo. Two suspects in a yellow cab committed a secuestro express fifteen minutes after Ileana Martinez Lainez arrived at the airport.

Police reported that the cab had been used in other assaults on individuals. When police approached the vehicle, it failed to stop and the assailants fired their weapons striking a police car. The two suspects were captured after a chase.

The vehicle had been identified as participating in other kidnap express assaults. Police indicated that the victim knew the suspects via the internet. Read Article

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