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Brazil police rescue Ecclestone's mum-in-law

Brazilian law enforcement agents stormed a hideout near Sao Paulo on Sunday and freed the kidnapped mother-in-law of Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Aparecida Schunk, 67, was found safe and police arrested two men.

Sao Paulo's anti-kidnap squad "freed the mother-in-law of Bernie Ecclestone," police said in a one-paragraph statement. "She was unharmed. Two men were arrested at the hideout near the city of Cotia. 
The operation continues."

Local news reports said the police were searching for other members of the gang.

Schunk was kidnapped on July 22. Her captors asked for 120 million reais ($48.95 million), according to reports in a leading Brazilian news magazine.

Schunk's daughter, 38-year-old marketing executive Fabiana Flosi, had married Ecclestone in 2012, after the 85-year-old billionaire divorced his Croatian wife of 25 years, Slavica Radic. - Reuters.

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