Advertisement

Three arrested after kidnapping in Marseilles

Author thumbnail
Nicola Hebden - [email protected]
Three arrested after kidnapping in Marseilles

A man and two accomplices were arrested on Monday following the kidnapping of a man from a block of flats in Marseilles.

Advertisement

The man, a 25-year-old, named only as Driss O by the authorities, is suspected along with his 24-year-old girlfriend and another 31-year-old accomplice to have taken the man, 26, from his flat in the 14th arrondissement of Marseilles last week.

The man allegedly owed Driss O thousands of euros in connection with drugs trafficking.

His kidnappers forced him into the boot of a car, threatening him with a gun, and drove to a nearby town where he managed to escape, only to get caught again later.

He then successfully escaped a second time and immediately alerted police.

Driss O was already known to police for violent acts. In January this year they found his car full of Kalashnikov rifles but were unable to track him down.

All three kidnappers are currently in prison.

More

Comments

Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also