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Ecuador: Chilean military victim of kidnapping, freed in police operation

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Ecuadorian police “released a Chilean national” for whom the kidnappers demanded a ransom of 100,000 dollars (95,000 euros), the interior ministry said on Twitter.

A member of the Chilean Navy who was kidnapped in Ecuador and suffered the amputation of one of his fingers was finally freed on Sunday during a police operation, authorities said.

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Ecuadorian police “released a Chilean national” for whom the kidnappers demanded a ransom of 100,000 dollars (95,000 euros), the interior ministry said on Twitter.

The kidnappers “amputated two fingers of the left hand” of the hostage, police officer Fabari Montalvo told the press.

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In the photo uploaded by the interior ministry, the 31-year-old Chilean national is pictured next to a police officer, his left hand covered with a piece of black plastic.

“Two persons suspected of being involved in the kidnapping of this foreigner have been arrested,” the prosecutor’s office said.

The Chilean national, Luis Toledo, was abducted in the coastal town of Daule, in southwestern Ecuador, where he lives with his Ecuadorian wife, 30, according to police.

The Chilean Navy announced last Wednesday that “the sailor had taken leave without pay and had been in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador, since January.”

He was found and released as part of a police operation in the town of Duran, in the Guayaquil region of Guayaquil province — which also includes the town of Daule, where he was abducted, according to the prosecution.

Guayaquil, the capital of Guayaquil, a strategic port and economic capital, is considered the most dangerous city in Ecuador: it has become a battleground for gangs vying for control of drug trafficking.

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