Turkish law enforcement detained in Istanbul citizen of Azerbaijan, who is accused of kidnapping 2 people of Ukraine to ransom, informs the Sunday print edition.
according to sources in the police, 46-year-old Azerbaijani August 31, stole 2 of Ukrainians aged 23 and 45, then called their relatives, demanding ransom payments in the amount of 150 thousand dollars. Parents of one of the abducted contacted the Consulate General of Ukraine in Istanbul, which has notified law enforcement about the crime to the authorities. Alleged kidnapper was arrested after negotiations with arrived in Turkey the mother of 23-year-old hostage in the 1st of Istanbul hotels.
according to the newspaper, both Ukrainians liberated. In the apartment where they were being held, they found several firearms and a fake Ukrainian passport.