February 18, 1990 |
A ransom of about $2.2 million was paid for a kidnaped Spanish businessman held by Basque separatists for 84 days, officials said. Industrialist Adolfo Villoslada Martin, 49, was in good health after being held in a small room, apparently below ground, in Pamplona, 250 miles northeast of Madrid.
October 31, 1988
The Basque guerrilla group ETA released an industrialist after holding him captive for more than eight months in Spain's longest political kidnaping, police said. Emiliano Revilla, 60, a sausage manufacturer and real estate tycoon, walked to his home in Madrid after being set free by ETA (Basque Homeland and Freedom), which has been fighting since 1968 for independence for three Spanish provinces near the French border.
November 21, 1987 |
Two more kidnap suspects were arrested Friday after Spanish police rescued a millionaire's 5-year-old daughter by storming the villa where she was held being held captive and shooting an abductor trying to use her as a shield. The hide-out was 200 yards from a police station in the coastal town of San Roque, near Gibraltar. "Don't cry, mommy, I'm all right," Melodie Nakachian told her mother as her father, Raymond, brought her home after the 12-day ordeal.
November 20, 1987 |
An elite police group early this morning raided a house in this southern port city and freed the 6-year-old daughter of a Lebanese millionaire kidnaped 11 days ago, a spokesman for the interior ministry said. She was unharmed. At least two people were arrested in the 2 a.m. raid that freed Melodie Nakachian, he added. There was a brief scuffle between the police and people in the house, he added, and at least one of the girl's abductors was injured.
February 8, 1987 |
Businessman Jaime Caballero, kidnaped two months ago by Basque separatists, was found chained to a tree but in good physical condition Saturday after an anonymous caller tipped police to his whereabouts.