Po­lice free 23 mi­grants, de­tain al­leged ab­duc­tor

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Po­lice yes­ter­day re­leased 23 un­doc­u­mented mi­grants who had been held cap­tive in a ware­house in Den­dropota­mos, Thes­sa­loniki, and de­tained the 26-year-old man be­lieved to have been de­mand­ing a fee from their rel­a­tives for their re­lease. Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cers, the mi­grants – 21 Pak­istani na­tion­als and two Bangladeshi men – were in good health de­spite their or­deal. The 26-year-old sus­pect is said to be­long to the lo­cal Roma com­mu­nity. He is said to have de­manded be­tween 1,500 and 3,000 eu­ros per hostage from their rel­a­tives. The raid on the ware­house fol­lowed a com­plaint by two of the men’s rel­a­tives.

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