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2016-08-01 06:49

SIGH OF RELIEF: Bernie Ecclestone's kidnapped mother-in-law has been released. Image: AP / Luca Bruno

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police said on Sunday they rescued the kidnapped mother-in-law  of F1 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 July 22, 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 center 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 last 15 years.

The incident came just ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Authorities say they will be deploying 85 000 troops and soldiers during the Aug. 5-21 competition.

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