Spanish police have released a 30-year-old Danish citizen in Marbella who had been kidnapped and tortured for ten days in a local home. He was later arrested under a a European arrest warrant issued in Denmark where he is wanted on charges of drug trafficking.
The man had suffered physical abuse by his captors, resulting in a displaced collarbone, serious fractures in the right elbow and bruises and punctures throughout his body, according to Spanish police.
A 23-year-old Spanish man who was holding the Dane captive in the house was also arrested and facing charges of injury, kidnapping, illegal possession of weapons and belonging to a criminal group.
A revolver, 3,835 euros, a weighing scale, a packaging machine and narcotic substances were seized during a search of the house.
A communication from the authorities of Denmark to the Spanish police, through the national offices of Europol, reported the kidnapping of a Danish citizen in the Malaga town of Marbella.
The information was based on the report made by the man’s parents to the police after they received phone calls from strangers who demanded the express payment – by bank transfer – of 165,000 euros or else their son would be killed.
The captors gave them only six hours to make the deposit of the money and sent photos of them photos of the bruised victim.
Spanish police agents accessed the house on the first floor of a housing development in Marbella and found the victim lying on a mattress locked on the ground.
He will now be sent sent Denmark to answer charges of drug trafficking.