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Mandy Carr
August 6, 2017

A British model was kidnapped and put up for auction online after she was tricked into attending a fake photoshoot, police in Italy have said.

The woman, aged 20, arrived in the Italian city to take part in a photo shoot but was abducted and held for five days.

The woman, whose identity has not been revealed, was held prisoner for a week after being drugged, authorities said.

Lukasz Herba was arrested July 17th outside the British consulate in Milan while accompanying the woman, said Lorenzo Bucossi, the head of the Milan Police Mobile Command unit.

During her detention, Herba had demanded the model's agent pay $300,000 to avoid the model being sold online though no ransom appears to have been paid, police added.

The websites for the auctions included a description of the victim and a starting price but police said it was still unclear whether the suspect had made them up.

According to The Sun, the captor threatened to kill the woman if she told police what had happened.

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Authorities said the kidnappers were going to release her "because she had a 2-year-old child" and their "rules exclude kidnapping mothers".

The 20-year-old woman had been lured to Milan by the promise of a modelling shoot, after the alleged kidnappers had contacted her agent to book her.

She was loaded into the trunk of a vehicle and taken to a cabin on the outskirts of Lemie, a remote town in the Italian Alps, she told authorities.

He said he was working for The Black Death Group.

Officers are now investigating the incident after the man was captured with the model.

Police found a small bedroom at the property, but it is unclear whether it was used by the model or the kidnapper.

They also traced his mobile phone and tracked down a taxi driver who gave him a lift and were able to lie in wait at the Consulate for him. He later moved the model to a farmhouse close to Turin, some 120 miles away, where she was held captive for six days.

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