ITALY- A British model was kidnapped, drugged, and put up for auction on the dark web.
The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, was held captive for a week after being drugged with ketamine, Italian police have reported.
Her captor, Polish-born Lukasz Herba, 30, tried to sell her “sexual services” on the internet for 300,000 Euros.
Officials say the woman was lured to an abandoned shop thinking she was going to be in a photo-shoot, but instead was drugged, handcuffed and shoved into a suitcase.
The 20-year-old was then thrown into the back of a car and driven to an abandoned shop south of Milan, before she was then taken on to a farmhouse about 120 miles away.
It is believed she was kept in the bag for almost three hours and stayed at the farmhouse for a week. Reportedly, Herba told authorities he had sex with the woman but it is uncertain whether it was consensual. Police are currently investigating the claim.
Herba demanded $50,000 to free her and “threatened to kill her” if she told officers what he had done to her.
Authorities said the kidnappers were going to let her go “because she had a two-year-old child” and their “rules exclude kidnapping mothers.”
Officers arrested Herba on July 17, as he was accompanying the model to his home in the West Midlands, near the British Consulate. He confessed to the crime.
Police are now looking for accomplices after the model told them she was attacked by two people.
Prosecutors in Italy said Herba was linked to the ‘Black Death’ criminal organization that works on the dark web.
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