Police end kidnapping on dam

8th February 2006, Comments 0 comments

8 February 2006, AMSTERDAM — Police ended a kidnapping at the weekend, the prosecution service (OM) said on Wednesday.

8 February 2006

AMSTERDAM —  Police ended a kidnapping at the weekend, the prosecution service (OM) said on Wednesday.

A specialist arrest team hemmed in the kidnapper's car on the famous Afsluitdijk dam on Sunday and freed a 30-year-old Iraqi.

The man, who lives in Germany, was apparently abducted due to an unpaid bill arising out of dealing in cars. The victim travelled to the Netherlands last weekend to settle the debt.

The Military Police service (Marechaussee) got to know of the kidnapping during an ongoing investigation into people smuggling, the OM said.

Working with the police in Friesland Province, the Marechaussee established the man was being held in a house in the town of Franeker.

The 33-year-old owner of the house and two two residents of Delft, aged 25 and 32, were arrested. All three are also originally from Iraq.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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