Ar­rests over botched ex­tor­tion

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - News -

Three Spa­niards who al­legedly tried to ex­tort money out of a well-known busi­ness­man in Elche have been ar­rested.

A Na­tional Po­lice spokesman said three men had gone to the vic­tim’s place of work and de­manded money in pay­ment for a ship­ment of drugs. The busi­ness­man claimed he had no idea what they were talk­ing about and told them they had got the wrong per­son.

The men be­came ag­gres­sive and threat­ened to kill him and his fam­ily but the vic­tim man­aged to buy time by say­ing he would pay but could not get the cash un­til the next day.

In the mean­time he went to the po­lice sta­tion to re­port what had hap­pened and while he was there one of his em­ploy­ees tele­phoned to say one of the men had re­turned de­mand­ing the money again.

Of­fi­cers from the spe­cialised vi­o­lent crime unit ac­com­pa­nied him back, where the vic­tim iden­ti­fied the sus­pect in per­son and as a re­sult the of­fi­cers were able to ar­rest all three of them.

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