The Hellenic Police prosecuted 5 migrants for kidnapping and imprisoning a 34-year-old Greek woman inside their apartment in Athens, news outlet Enikos reports.
Police were alarmed after a woman, living in a nearby apartment, heard screams for help yesterday, and called the Police.
Immediately, Police Officers of the local Police Department and the officers of Special Police Teams for Crime and National Security conducted an operation in order to release the hostage.
The officers found the 34-year-old woman in an awful condition in a semi-basement, locked behind a door. The woman has been held there since the 4th of July against her will.
According to Enikos, her parents reported her missing a few days ago. Inside the apartment the police officers also founded 26 grams of heroine.
Police officers arrested 5 migrants in total, two of them are Moroccans, two are from Iran and one is from Algeria. The authorities think the case is related to drug trafficking.
The perpetrators, being accused of robbery and violation of the Narcotics Act, were brought to the Athens Prosecutor’s Office, who further interrogated them.
Exarchia is an area of Athens that is totally controlled by anarchists and antifascists and it is considered as a borderline no-go area for police in Athens.
This fact leads all kinds of criminals to find shelter in this area. Several crimes have already been reported from this area, such as drug trafficking, prostitution, gang wars and vandalism