Two men were sentenced by a state judge to half a century in prison for a May 2019 kidnapping case, the state Attorney General’s office said.

The authorities said Juan Pedro Arriaga Sanchez, 33, and Jorge Ivan Lara Burcio, 47, both of Netzahualcoyotl, Mexico State, were found guilty and convicted in the case.

The agency said around 3 p.m. May 25, 2019, the individuals took an Uber ride from the El Robledo neighborhood.

Lara Burcio brandished a firearm and forced the victim to enter the residence.

The Uber driver was tied by the hands and feet.

The individuals made the victim call his wife to demand $5,000 for his release.

The victim was able to flee and request help from the police. The kidnappers were arrested several days after the incident.

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