A woman from Argentina who was kidnapped some 32 years ago aged just 13 by human-traffickers has been released with her nine-year-old son who was born in captivity.
The as-yet unidentified woman, today aged 45, was released from captivity after an operation carried out by Argentine and Bolivian police officers on a house in the city of Bermejo, close to the border with the south of Bolivia.
"P," as she was identified in a statement, was reunited with her family in their hometown of Mar del Plata earlier this month, a statement revealed, highlighting the role of the Gendarmerie and the Special Anti-Crime Force (FELCC) of the Bolivian national police.
The statement announcing her release, sent out on Christmas Day by the national Gendarmerie, provided no details about her abductors.
According to a report in the local Clarín daily, the duo were kept as "slaves" in poor living conditions, in a garage which was locked everyday with a double padlock. They had no identity documents, the newspaper reported, saying the woman had been forced to work in a brothel during her decades in captivity.
Despite the lengthy time she had spent in captivity, her family never stopped looking for her, the report claimed.