Venezuela: Comic Cops

The pro-Castro F.A.L.N. may not be able to gather much popular support in Venezuela, but it is adept at making mischief. Posing as government narcotics agents, several F.A.L.N. members last week abducted visiting Spanish Soccer Star Alfredo Di Stéfano, 37. From a hideout in Caracas the F.A.L.N. issued bulletins, even held a press conference to exhibit their prisoner, while Venezuelan police scurried helplessly about looking for them. Finally, 56 hours after his abduction, Di Stéfano was released unharmed. On the street the first cop he approached refused to believe he was really Di Stéfano.

The kidnaping—like the theft of...

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