British hostage held for five days in Manilva freed by police

British hostage held for five days in Manilva freed by police



The National Police have freed a kidnapped British man who had been held for five days in an apartment in Manilva. It is believed that he was being held for the collection of a debt owed by the hostage for drug trafficking.

They were able to arrest three kidnappers, two from the UK and one from Ireland.

The Police obtained the information about the kidnapping which allegedly occurred during the afternoon of August 30 in Puerto Banus, Marbella, during an ongoing investigation into a drug gang,

The kidnappers had bumped into the victim by chance and intercepted him “violently”, later transferring him to an unknown location.

This past Monday the agents, with the participation of the Special Security Task Force (GOES) from Malaga and Sevilla, raided an apartment in Sabinillas and released the hostage, which allowed the arrest of the kidnappers when they tried to flee.

The victim was in one of the back rooms of the apartment, confined to a bed with his hands and feet tied, and showing signs of having been beaten repeatedly with a blunt object. Officers recovered a baseball bat, a handgun and a stun gun from inside the apartment.

After identifying the individual it was discovered that he was wanted in Spain for money laundering and illicit association, and that the authorities in Britain were planning to issue a detention order.

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