According to details, a British model who was kidnapped by sex slavers told last night how she was drugged, handcuffed and stuffed in a suitcase.
Mum Chloe Ayling, 20, was driven to a remote farmhouse and held captive for six days after being abducted by masked men. Her kidnapper told her he was part of a sinister syndicate called Black Death which sold women as sex slaves.
The terrified mum, 20, was warned she would be auctioned to Arabs on the dark web then fed to tigers when they grew bored. She is thought to have been drugged with ketamine before being stuffed in a suitcase and held for six days.
Her abduction came after she was lured from England to a bogus fashion shoot in Milan. Chloe said: “I’ve been through a terrifying experience. I’ve feared for my life, second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour.”
Recalling how her ordeal started, Chloe said: “When I entered the studio on July 11 I had my iPhone, wallet and wheelie suitcase. “The door from the adjoining room was closed. Before I could go in someone with black gloves put their hand on my mouth.
“A second person in a balaclava and dark clothes gave me an injection.”
“I woke up in a car’s boot. My wrists and ankles were handcuffed, and there was adhesive tape on my mouth.
“I was inside a bag and was only able to breathe through a small hole.”
The gang drove Chloe two hours to Borgial near Lemie on the French border.
Chloe said: “The man said that in the past five years he has made more than £11million.
“The girls are destined for Arab countries. At least three a week are sold and when the person gets bored of her he gives her to other people.
“When they’re no longer interested they feed her to the tigers.”
According to the Italian police, the suspect used encrypted accounts to ask the model’s agent for $300,000 to stop the online auction from going ahead.
The kidnapper also allegedly told the agent that he was operating on behalf of “the Black Death group,” an organization involved in illegal trafficking on the dark web, a layer of the Internet accessible only through anonymizing networks like Tor.
Italian investigators have since established that the suspected kidnapper had already organized several online auctions for the sale of abducted girls, referring to them as “prey.”
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.
Investigations in the case are ongoing in Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom.
The British Foreign Office said only that it is providing consular support to a British woman in Milan and that it is in touch with local authorities.