Kidnapped for drugs

NATIONAL POLICE have detained a man for keeping another man in the boot of his car in order to demand that he be given prescriptions for drugs.

The suspect, 29, kept the victim in the boot of his car for more than half an hour using the threat of violence to try to get him to give up prescriptions for anabolic steroids.

The detainee is also suspected of stealing up to 21 prescriptions, all for anabolic steroids, from an office in a health centre.

A police spokesperson explained that the victim was a friend of the suspect and has confessed that about a year ago he was asked to help the suspect get the stolen prescriptions filled – he refused this request but did not report it to the authorities.

The victim met the suspect in a bar and after a heated discussion was forced into the boot of the other man’s car and left there for over 30 minutes – just a few days later he was threatened by the suspect and that is when he decided to go to the relevant authorities to denounce the situation.

Police headquarters have said that the suspect stands accused of theft, kidnapping, crimes against public health and falsifying public documents. He will be kept in prison on remand until his case can be heard.

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