The Spanish civil guard rescued a Moroccan minor who had migrated to Spain only to get kidnapped there.
A human and drug trafficking network made up of two Moroccan men, two Spanish men, and one unidentified woman kidnapped a minor Moroccan migrant in Spain.
On Wednesday, members of the civil guard found the boy in a bad condition “as was forced to sleep on a mattress on the floor under strict supervision,” in a house where he was incarcerated in Puerto Real, a town in Cadiz province.
The kidnappers snatched the minor, who reached Spain on an irregular migration boat, from a juvenile center in the municipality of El Bosque, and blackmailed his family in Morocco to give them money in exchange of the boy’s safety, reported Diario de Cadiz newspaper.
The civil guard found hash smuggled from Morocco at the house in which the boy was held.
The Spanish police arrested the five members of the network who specialized in abducting foreigners in Spain and smuggling drugs.