The Civil Guard, within the operation ‘Marbellus’, has detained three people for kidnapping and harassing a waiter who worked for them at illegal parties in the Malaga municipality of Marbella.
Thus, they are considered authors of the crimes of kidnapping, serious injuries, drug trafficking, robbery with violence and intimidation, falsification of documents and identity theft, as reported by the Civil Guard in a statement.
The main people involved in the kidnapping were dedicated to organizing and holding illegal parties in luxury villas along the coast of the Costa del Sol, where they used to distribute drugs. In addition, they were known to sell the so-called ‘balloons’, which consist of balloons filled with nitrous oxide and whose consumption produces effects similar to those of some narcotic drugs.
The investigations began on July 1, when a young man with wounds and bruises arrived at the San Juan de Aznalfarache Civil Guard Post (Seville) to report having been detained in Marbella for four days against his will and demanding payment of 10,000 euros for his release.
The complainant presented an M-shaped face wound made with a razor, as well as other deeper cuts at different points on the body.
Apparently, the victim worked as a waiter at parties organized by his kidnappers in luxury villas throughout the Costa del Sol. In these illegal events, all kinds of drugs were distributed, especially those known as pink cocaine and MDA, as well as balloons filled with nitrous oxide. They also displayed firearms, as reported by the Civil Guard.
At the end of one of these parties, as reported, one of those responsible He accused the kidnapped of having stolen money from the collection and due to the various cuts and blows that the victim received, he lost consciousness on several occasions during the four days of his captivity.
Also, as they have explained, the victim was threatened with a firearm and transferred to various villages where, apparently, they came to expose him, bound and gagged, as part of a “show in which they simulate detonations of firearms by blowing up balloons next to it. ”
As payment for his release, the captors demanded a total of 10,000 euros in cash from the victim, forcing him to call different friends or relatives to try to collect what he requested. After the victim got his own father to deposit money in his checking account, the captors transferred him to several ATMs in Marbella to extract the money, always under strict surveillance.
In an oversight by his captors, the victim managed to get away from the bridles with which they were holding him, and was able to escape with his car by ramming it against the garage door in which he was kidnapped. After this, he managed to reach the Civil Guard barracks in San Juan de Aznalfarache (Seville), where he denounced the events.
In the records of the house where he was kidnapped, the Civil Guard has found various narcotic substances for distribution, highlighting various doses of what is known as pink cocaine and also MDA. The detainees had a history of drug trafficking.
In the home of the other investigated, several cylinders loaded with nitrous oxide and falsified documentation are located, in addition to handwritten notebooks, a multitude of mobile phones and prepaid cards, various airsoft weapons, two extendable fenders and two large machetes.
The investigation, which falls to the Investigative Court number 3 of Marbella, remains open and new arrests are not ruled out. Operation ‘Marbellus’ It has been carried out by the Judicial Police Team of Mairena del Aljarafe (Seville).