Honduran Police Rescue Kidnapped Son of Banker

July 13, 2007

TEGUCIGALPA – Police rescued the kidnapped son of a Honduran Central Bank official in the southern city of Choluteca over the weekend, a police spokesman said.

Allan Guillermo Funes, 28, was abducted July 6 and rescued a day later by police, according to a Tegucigalpa police spokesman, who said the kidnappers had demanded a substantial ransom from the victim’s family.

Funes is the son of María Victoria Funes, the Honduran Central Bank manager in Choluteca.

Another kidnapping occurred July 6 in Tegucigalpa, where four armed men abducted Johana Lizeth Vigil.

The 22-year-old law student was driving to the Universidad Catolica when she was abducted, according to relatives, who have been contacted by the kidnappers about paying a ransom, a DGIC criminal investigations agency official said.

Vigil’s kidnapping raises to 15 the number of abductions in Honduras so far this year, with most of the crimes occurring in the northern part of the country.

 

You may be interested

Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind
Artists
223 views
Artists
223 views

Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind

Elizabeth Lang - May 18, 2018

This is the story of Nicaraguan-based French artist Jean Marc Calvet: a man whose complex life, obscurities and misfortunes overwhelmed…

Traditional masks
Tico Times Pic of the Day
235 views
Tico Times Pic of the Day
235 views

Traditional masks

The Tico Times - May 18, 2018

Creating masks out of balsa wood, carved by their own hands and based on the their community's traditions, the Brunca…

Through adaptive surfing, disabled athletes conquer Costa Rica’s waves
Changemakers
303 views
Changemakers
303 views

Through adaptive surfing, disabled athletes conquer Costa Rica’s waves

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 18, 2018

Part I of III. Costa Rica already maintains a stellar reputation as a surfing destination. According to Carlos Brenes of…