Kidnap victim freed after three days

7th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

7 September 2004, MADRID - An elite police unit freed a teenager Tuesday who had been held hostage for three days.

7 September 2004

MADRID - An elite police unit freed a teenager Tuesday who had been held hostage for three days.

Members of the Special Operations Group (GEO) freed the 18-year-old man who was from a prominent gypsy family.

He was kidnapped by a gang who kidnapped him on Sunday and held him in Alcalá de Henares, a town outside Madrid.

He had been held at gunpoint and his captors had demanded a ransom of EUR 1.5 million.

GEO officers arrested three men, who were said to be members of a gang who produced forged bank notes.

The kidnappers told the family of the teenager that they would first send the fingers of the boy in a box if the cash was not paid by a certain deadline.

But GEO officers discovered where he was being held Tuesday morning in a warehouse of the industrial area of Descubrimiento.

The victim was only named as Basilio N.M., who was kidnapped from his home in Madrid Sunday.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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