MLB’s Elias Diaz Mom Rescued After Being Kidnapped … Dirty Cops Arrested
The mom of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz has actually been securely recuperated 3 days after she was abducted in Venezuela … and a number of unclean polices have actually been reserved for performing the kidnapping.
Elias’ mommy, 72- year-old Ana Soto, went missing out on last Thursday in their home town of Maracaibo– the state capital of Zulia, Venezuela– soon after Elias left her in the house.
On Sunday, a group of regional and nationwide law enforcement officer had the ability to manage a rescue objective and location her 6 captors under arrest– 5 of whom were on the Zulia state authorities force, inning accordance with BBC
A pal from Venezuela sent me this image of @Pirates catcher Elias Diaz’s mommy after she was conserved from her captors/ Un colega de Venezuela me envió esta foto de la madre de Elías Díaz después de ser liberada tras su secuestro ¡ Enhorabuena! pic.twitter.com/qzLo5O1H63
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) February 12, 2018
The head of Venezuela’s investigative authorities dept. states no ransom was spent for the return of Ana– who is apparently in great health regardless of the event.
The Pirates launched a declaration after hearing the news, stating they are “relieved and overjoyed” … and “incredibly grateful for the swift and effective work of the local law enforcement officials.”
FYI, Venezuelan sports stars and their households being targeted is absolutely nothing brand-new. Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted back in 2011 … and more just recently, Tigers super star Miguel Cabrera declared his household remained in serious risk, particularly pointing out unclean polices.
Diaz, 27, was the Pirates’ backup catcher last season, striking.223 in 188 at-bats. He’s anticipated to report to the group’s training school Monday in Pittsburgh.