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    Despite the payment of a big ransom, a Venezuelan millionaire industrialist, kidnapped by left-wing guerrillas, was still missing at the beginning of the week.

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    Despite the payment of a big ransom, a Venezuelan millionaire industrialist, kidnapped by left-wing guerrillas, was still missing at the beginning of the week.

    Sixty-eight year old tin magnate Senor Carlos Dominguez was seized by guerrillas on Friday (June 2). The kidnappers demanded a five million bolivar ransom (GBP431,000 sterling). Within hours of the kidnapping, the police Killed two guerrillas in a hail of machine-gun bullets outside Senor Deminguez's luxury villa in Caracas.

    Visnews cameraman Carlos Hermida, who visited the villa on Friday, filmed the son of the kidnapped industrialist, Carlos Dominguez junior, who was to plead that the police should do nothing that would jeopardise his father's life.

    The family later paid the ransom. But the nationwide police hunt continued, with police shooting dead a total of nine suspected guerrillas. Today (Monday), the industrialist's son was begging the kidnappers to release his father, who suffers from a heart condition.

    SYNOPSIS: Venezuelan newsmen cluster round a millionaire's villa in Caracas to await development in a new South American kidnapping. On the balcony -- the son of the kidnapped man, Senor Carlos Deminguez.

    Senor Dominguez's wife received a telegram. Her husband had been seized by guerrillas who demanded a five million bolivar ransom -- that's nearly half a million pounds. A lawyer relayed to waiting newsmen the family's appeal to police that they should de nothing to jeopardise Senor Deminguez's life. The family later paid the ransom demanded by the kidnappers. But four days after the kidnapping, the where whereabouts of Senor Dominguez was still a mystery. despite the appeals of the family, the nationwide police search continued -- and nine suspected guerrillas were shot dead.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5EZ2MHOLHHB4CTXIW925SK1XU
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EZ2MHOLHHB4CTXIW925SK1XU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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