Trio held in hijacking of electronics shipment

Judicial investigators detained three men Tuesday night as suspects in the hijacking of a truck loaded with electronics gear and the kidnapping of the driver.

The driver was transporting a load that included flat screen televisions, sound equipment, and modular furniture from Panamá Sunday. While driving along Interamericana Sur in Ciudad Cortes, hijackers struck, said a judicial report. The cargo was valued at about $83,000, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The men threatened the driver with guns and took him tied up in his vehicle and left him in Quepos. Meanwhile, the crooks used another truck to carry away the container with the electronics.

The detained men who are of the ages 34, 43 and 17 were found in Taras de Cartago traveling in a truck. Agents said they recovered the stolen goods.

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