A raid on the Ph Green Bay in Costa del Este was carried out yesterday by the Police and the Prosecutor’s Office in the middle of the “Valkiria” operation to capture a gang of kidnappers.
In Costa del Este, a woman who already had a criminal record was arrested. There were another 16 raids in the provinces of Panama, Panama Oeste, Colón and the district of San Miguelito.
Seven people apprehended for kidnapping. The seizure of electronic equipment, various documents, that were used by these people for their criminal activities such as satellite phones, router, drone and bank cards was achieved. A subject who remains in the New Jewel is listed in the investigation.
The Prosecutor Emeldo Márquez highlighted that the events under investigation occurred in the province of Herrera. The group dedicated to the kidnapping contacted the victims posing as businessmen and offered them a business, summoned them to remote areas and proceeded to deprive them of their liberty, subsequently asking their relatives for money for sums of money in excess of $ 50,000.
The businessman from Herrera is linked to the fishing sector in the Monagrillo area.
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