A guide has been killed following a break in at an Inkaterra property in Peru.
Explorer guide Elías León was killed as a group of armed intruders broke into Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica in Puerto Maldonado on Tuesday evening.
“We are heartbroken by this incident,” observed Jose Koechlin, founder and chairman of Inkaterra, “and we are in close contact with his family to provide support.”
Inkaterra said in a statement a video surveillance system and the speedy action of staff had enabled the immediate detection of the intrusion.
Resident manager, Percy Copa, and his staff took all 53 guests to a secure location, ensuring their isolation from the assailants, Inkaterra added.
“We are grateful for the messages received in solidarity following the grave events that occurred last night at.
“This was an isolated incident, and we are taking immediate steps to upgrade and reinforce security measures to guarantee our clients’ and staff’s safety and well-being,” the statement added.
León had worked with the luxury hospitality company for more than a decade.
“Please be assured that all necessary security measures have been taken to guarantee the safety and well-being of our current and future clients,” Koechlin continued, “and we are being assisted by the local authorities who are actively collaborating with us.”