NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three men were charged Wednesday with kidnapping an Ecuadorean national in Queens, and holding him in a warehouse for a month as they demanded $3 million ransom.
Christian Acuna of Corona, Dennis Alves of East Elmhurst, and Eduardo Moncayo of Lyndhurst, N.J., were all set for arraignment on charges of kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Wednesday.
Police on Wednesday were still looking for three others involved in the plot.
As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, there was no comment Wednesday night in Woodside as family members gathered at the home of Pedro Portugal, 52, who was freed by police after 32 days in captivity.
Prosecutors said the men came up to Portugal, an Ecuadorean national and tax accountant who lives in Woodside, Queens. Moncayo allegedly approached him at his office on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, flashed a fake NYPD badge, and ordered him into a sport-utility vehicle.