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Formula 1 chief's mother-in-law released

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/08/2016

Brazilian police say they have rescued the kidnapped mother-in-law of Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone from two men on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.

According to police, 67-year-old Aparecida Schunck, who had been held since Friday last week, was not harmed in the operation conducted by Sao Paulo's anti-kidnapping division.

Schunck is the mother of Fabiana Flosi, married to Ecclestone since 2012.

Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city and the centre of commerce, for decades has had problems with people being kidnapped and held for ransom.

But a dedicated police task force has reduced the crime drastically over the past 15 years.

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