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Police investigate case of two men who were kidnapped and tortured in failed drug deal

Police investigate case of two men who were kidnapped and tortured in failed drug deal

Officers spotted the victims on the street in Malaga city and arrested three people allegedly involved

J. CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

Friday, 2 October 2020, 12:35

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Police are investigating after two men from Cordoba, aged 23 and 27, were allegedly kidnapped and tortured and asked for 12,000 euros in order to be released. That is the story that the men told police officers who found them bleeding from the head and with cuts on their arms and legs in the Ciudad Jardín area of Malaga city early on Saturday morning.

The men told the officers that they had come to Malaga to buy hashish pollen. They agreed to meet the other party at a specific location in the city, then were asked to follow them to a house located elsewhere. When they arrived they were allegedly kidnapped and brought into the house at gunpoint. There were several other people inside who tied them up and started torturing them. One apparently hit one of the young men on the head with a revolver and accidentally fired a shot without injuring anyone. They were also attacked by an aggressive dog, according to their version of events. The alleged victims reported that they threatened to kill them if they didn't pay 12,000 euros.

In the end, the two men were able to flee the building, taking advantage of the fact that the door was open because of the movement of people in the house.

Three people fitting descriptions provided were arrested: a 27-year-old man crouched under a car with 6,965 euros hidden under his clothes; a 37-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman. The investigation is still ongoing.

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