DN Noticais reports that Venezuelan police rescued on Saturday 19th November 2016 , a Portuguese farmer of 57 years who was kidnapped six days ago in the state of Miranda, south of Caracas.

José Gonçalves, was rescued during an operation involving Scientific Investigations Corps agents, Penal and Criminal (CICPC, former Judicial Technical Police), the Miranda Police and the Bolivarian National Guard (military police).

The Portuguese farmer, according to police sources, was abducted by seven armed men on Monday, along with another Portuguese farmer, Augustine Baptist when they were farming their land in the municipality of Guaicaipuro (Miranda state).

Saturday, when police arrived at the hideout, the kidnappers exchanged gunfire with officers.

Three of the kidnappers managed to escape, taking with them the other Portuguese farmer kidnapped.

The police continued with investigations and found him.