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Eleven arrested after botched kidnap between rival drug gangs in Elche

Written by on August 2, 2021

Policia Nacional in Elche have arrested 11 people in connection with a botched kidnapping between two drugs gangs .

Officers were alerted to the situation of a woman being held hostage in a property.

However upon securing the release of the woman, it was discovered that the victim had been held hostage following a bungled robbery attempt between two rival gangs in the city.

Police proceeded to arrest both groups of people, as well as confiscating over 1.5kg of marijuana during the police operation. Those detained are aged between 29 and 39 years of age and of Spanish, Romanian, German and Irish nationalities.