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Four arrested for kidnapping two young people in Alicante and demanding 150,000 euros of ransom


Four arrested for the kidnapping of two people in Alicante

The Civil Guard has clarified the kidnapping of two 25-year-olds for reasons related to organized crime on the Alicante-Murcia highway and has arrested four people of Moroccan origin in the Malaga town of Fuengirola, where both were held for several days before being released. The kidnappers they initially demanded a ransom of 150,000 euros to the families of the victims. One came to pay 40,000 euros and the young man was released three days later, while a family from the Vega Baja gave the captors 15,500 euros and it did not seem enough, so they reported the events to the Civil Guard and police pressure from the negotiators allowed them to also release them four days later from the rapture.

The ordeal of the two young men began on the night of September 30, when were robbed and put in a car on the A-7 motorway between Alicante and Murcia. The kidnappers went directly to the province of Malaga and in addition to the car in which they were taking the victims, they had another shuttle vehicle that circulated ahead to alert of any police control.

Sitting in a chair, receiving hardly any food and relieving himself on top. Thus were the victims in the house in Fuengirola where they were taken from the province of Alicante. They were also beaten and threatened with being mutilated and even killed if they did not pay the ransom.

A sister and the mother of one of the abductees, who reside in the Vega Baja, They went to the Civil Guard to report what happened and ask for help. They only knew that he was being held in an unknown place and that they were demanding a ransom of 150,000 euros, all under the threat of killing the hostage if he went to the Security Forces and Bodies.

Immediately a extensive device of the Civil Guard that mobilized troops from the Alicante, Murcia and Malaga commanderies and from the Central Operational Unit (UCO) in Madrid. Under the direction of the Court of Instruction number 1 of Orihuela, the Civil Guard investigators located the kidnappers in a house. Upon finding themselves in a dead end given the police pressure and the efforts of the negotiator of the Armed Institute, the kidnappers released the young resident of Vega Baja on October 4. The Civil Guard immediately arrested four men between the ages of 25 and 35 as perpetrators of the kidnapping. For this, the action of the GAR and the UEI was required given the dangerousness and seriousness of the events.

When taking a statement from one of the hostages, the agents discovered that he had not been alone in his captivityInstead, they detained a friend whose family paid the ransom without going to the Security Forces and released him the day before.

The Civil Guard searched the house where the victims were and intervened the telephone terminals used to call the families of the young people and demand the money. The two cars used to carry out the abduction were also involved, as well as cash.

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