Judicial Police free kidnap victim and arrest three persons

The Judicial Police, through the National Counter Terrorism Unit (UNCT), conducted an operation and freed a young kidnapped person and at the same time arresting three men, aged between 23 and 26 years, for kidnapping and extortion.

The abduction, tool place in the city center of Lisbon, late on 28th October. The victim aged 22 years was later freed by the Judicial Police in Vialonga. The motive of these facts is allegedly related to drug trafficking.

During the abduction, the culprits acted violently, in order to to force the victim to pay the ransom required.  Since the victim did not have the money to make any type of payment, the kidnappers then began to coerce and press for payment.

 The detainees will be present at the first court hearing for the application of appropriate enforcement measures.


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