At approximately 4:00 pm on Tuesday, the truck that was intercepted and hijacked this morning were found with its driver and companion in a densely populated Itapwamy neighborhood of Luke City.
The truck was carrying electronic products worth 100,000 US dollars, but it was found empty in the afternoon. The hostages were released and abandoned in the Marampuri district of Lok.
The hostage-taking took place at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the Bella Vista area of the Luke region. According to initial reports from the National Police, about 10 heavily armed criminals disguised as police officers intercepted the truck.
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The truck, moments before the attack, had picked up a large shipment of high-end cell phones from Silvio Pettirossi International Airport. Aldo González, director of customs at Silvio Pettirossi Airport, confirmed that it was Compucell that was attacked.
Gonzalez noted that there is already a history of previous years of attacks on important shipments of mobile phones. For his part, Victoriano Sanchez, Deputy Director of Customs at the airport, said that the shipment consists of mobile phone accessories and a hair clipper, and that the estimated weight of the goods will be 1,990 kilograms and its value is 328,000,000 EGP.
After the stolen and hijacked vehicle was found, elements of the National Police of the Special Operations Police Force (FOPE) proceeded to open the truck for inspection, but it was already completely empty.
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