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Ayvani Perez’ famliy was elated when the 14 year-old was returned home safely. A home-invasion-turned-abduction had the family on pins and needles, but there’s more to the story.

CNN is reporting Ayvani’s mother, Maria Corral and one of the suspects, Juan Alberto Contreras-Rodriguez were busted together for trafficking marijuana just last year. Authorities arrested the two together during a drug raid that seized 500 pounds of marijuana. Charges against the two were dropped, but this week’s kidnapping is not appearing as ‘random’ as authorities once thought.

Early Tuesday morning, two armed men pried the door to the Perez family’s back door. Corral told investigators that when she tried to hide her two children, the suspects found them and demanded money and jewelry. When the demands weren’t met, the gunmen abducted Ayvani.

Two suspects are in custody and two more are still at large.

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Source: CNN