Venezuelan authorities have arrested five additional suspects who are allegedly connected to the kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, according to CNN.
The five new suspects, all Columbian citizens, will join the other six kidnappers who were detained after security forces successfully rescued Ramos in a firefight Friday.
Ramos was reportedly found in Montalban, a remote region in the mountains of Venezuela. Prior to his rescue, local authorities had reported that they were using aircraft in their investigation to find Ramos and his kidnappers.
Ramos was kidnapped last Wednesday before his scheduled Winter League game with the Aragua Tigers. He was reportedly hauled into a van when gunmen approached him outside his mother’s home in Santa Ines, Venezuela.