Peru’s Police working non-stop to solve student kidnapping, says minister

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Peru’s National Police has stated it is working 24 hours a day, carrying out investigations to solve the kidnapping of Kyoung Kim Hee.

The 18-year-old, who was kidnapped last Tuesday, August 23 in La Molina, is the son of a textile businessman of Korean nationality,

Asked by the press on the subject, Interior Minister, Oscar Valdés stated that the police was making all efforts in this case, and asked for patience from the general public.

Valdés also noted that if the victims’ relatives were negotiating with the kidnappers, without help from the authorities, they were “entitled to do so, if they believe it is relevant."

"We necessarily have to cover this aspect because we must protect the citizens for the good of the country. We are working with or without cooperation of the family," said the minister, in statements to Andina.

Kyoung Kim Hee was kidnapped when two cars with five men intercepted Kyoung’s Kia Sportage, being driven by Miguel Moreno Angeles. One of the kidnappers took the wheel of the vehicle and fled with the victims inside.

Soon after, the family received two telephone calls in which the kidnappers reported they had the child and demanded 5 million soles for his release, according to the news program ‘Primera Edicion.’

According to El Comercio, Kyoung suffers from heart problems and needs medication to keep his condition stable.

Interior Minister, Oscar Valdés stated that the police was making all efforts in this case, and asked for patience from the general public.

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