Abducted Italian found in Slovakia

SLOVAK police located an Italian national who was allegedly abducted by four men and taken to Slovakia. Two of the men could face 25 years to life imprisonment if convicted of abduction, while the other two could face up to 12 years in prison, the TASR newswire reported.

SLOVAK police located an Italian national who was allegedly abducted by four men and taken to Slovakia. Two of the men could face 25 years to life imprisonment if convicted of abduction, while the other two could face up to 12 years in prison, the TASR newswire reported.

The victim was held in a cottage in the Martin district (Žilina Region), Police Corps President Tibor Gašpar told the press on May 3.

The ordeal allegedly began in a parking lot in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, where four men lured the victim out of his own car and bundled him into a car with Slovak registration plates, later transporting him to Slovakia with the intention of demanding a ransom. After the victim told his abductors that he did not have any cash, they demanded a house with a restaurant in Sardinia worth around €1.5 million, TASR wrote.

The abductors were identified as Christos K., 45, and Dimitrios V., 38, both from Greece, Renato S., 38, from Canada, and Roman H., 21, from Slovakia. The police are holding all four in custody.

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