Police rescue kidnapped woman from drug house in Spain’s Costa Almeria

PLANTATION: The property was being used to grow marijuana CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

POLICE rescued a woman being held captive in a drug house in Almeria after she called the emergency services for help.
Firefighters broke open the front door to the property in the Quemadero district of the provincial capital so police could free the woman. She told officers she had gone there to pay off a debt to the house owner, but when they disagreed over the amount she owed him he shut her in.
The house where she was being held her against her will was being used to grow marihuana, and police seized 461 plants, along with the usual paraphernalia for indoor plantations.
They also arrested a 56-year-old man whose job it was to look after the illegal cultivation.
Subsequent investigations to identify the owner of the property led to 32-year-old A R C.
He has been charged with a public health crime, defrauding the power supply and kidnapping and threatening behaviour.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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