Yucatecan “uptown boys” arrested for kidnapping

Yucatan officials held a press conference last week to announce arrests in alleged kidnapping in Merida. (PHOTO: sipse.com)

During a press conference in the Ministry of Public Security Headquarters, on Periferico Poniente, Roberto Rodriguez Asaf, Secretary of Government, accompanied by Ariel Aldecua Kuk and Luis Felipe Saiden Ojeda, Attorney General and Minister of Public Security, respectively,  officially announced that the kidnappers of Gloria Margarita Oramas Jimenez, are two 17 year old high school students from Mérida, Yucatán.

The names of the convicted kidnappers are Alex Carbajal Amaro and Rodrigo Vazquez.

According to the authorities, the two “good-looking” minors, approached the woman and after “earning her trust”, took her to the motel “Recinto Real” located on Periférico, where they theatened her with a pellets gun, contacted the family and demanded a ransom of two million pesos (110,000 USD).

The first police report was received at 2:41 am, when Gloria Margarita’s daughter called 911.

During the morning, officers of the Prosecution and agents of the Public Security Secretariat searched five hotels in the Mérida downtown area, trying to locate the woman or find the suspected kidnappers.

Finally, the state police located the kidnapped woman around 3 o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Gloria Margarita Jimenez Oramas was found safe and with no injuries, and the two minors were detained.

Luis Felipe Saiden Ojeda, Minister of Public Security; Roberto Rodriguez Asaf, Secretary of Government and Ariel Aldecua Kuk State Attorney General. (Photo: Sipse)