The Peruvian National Police (PNP) released the video of the precise moment when they rescued and released the businesswoman Nilda Alejandra Arrascue Espinoza (43), owner of the well-known “Tienda Tía”, who was kidnapped 12 days ago in the Palermo urbanization, in Trujillo.
The video shows the PNP agents entering a house in the Ampliación Nuevo Horizonte human settlement, in the La Esperanza district, where the businesswoman was held captive in the early hours of the morning.
Seeing the presence of the agents, the businesswoman Nilda Arrascue began to cry embraced by a police officer, who at all times tried to reassure her. While the kidnappers were reduced.
Her captors demanded the sum of one million dollars for her freedom and threatened her relatives with murder if they did not comply with that payment.
They identify kidnappers
During the operation to rescue and free the businesswoman, the Police clashed with the kidnappers identified as Frank Zapara Sabogal (27), who was injured. While he captured his accomplice Christian Montero Sandoval (28). A pistol, ammunition and a breech-loading shotgun were confiscated from them.
The intervention could take place because last Saturday, the PNP arrested a first active member of this criminal organization called “Los Pulpos”, who had in his possession abundant evidence about the coordination and the way in which they mistreated their victims. and extorted from their families.
They are looking for the leader of “Los Pulpos”
The head of the National Criminal Investigation Directorate, Gral. PNP Adolfo Valverde Arcos, reported that they are following the steps of the ringleader of this criminal network.
Similarly, he said that the Lima agents arrested a fourth member of this criminal organization in the district of Villa María del Triunfo. “We are investigating this criminal organization and we have found that since 2021 they have kidnapped five people, two of whom have already been killed”he detailed.
For his part, the head of the Criminal Investigation Directorate, Gen. PNP Carlos Céspedes, explained that these criminals usually flee to Lima or other parts of the country, after committing criminal acts, while negotiations are being carried out with the families of the victims. .