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U.K. model 'terrified beyond words' during kidnapping

U.K. model 'terrified beyond words' during kidnapping
From CBC - August 13, 2017

A British model who was allegedly abducted in Italy has said she understands why people may doubt her story, but insists she was "terrified" and certain she would die during the ordeal.

Chloe Ayling says she was lured to Milan for a fake photo shoot, then drugged, stuffed into a suitcase and held at a rural house by criminals who threatened to auction her on the dark web.

Six days of terror

In an interview with Britain's theMail on Sunday, 20-year-old Ayling said: "I was terrified beyond words. ... I thought, 'I am not going to get out of here alive.'"

Ayling was freed after six days when a captor took her to the British consulate. Italian police have arrested a 30-year-old Polish man, Lukasz Herba.

Explaining why she did not try to escapeand even went shopping with her captorAyling said she was told she would be killed by a criminal syndicate called Black Death if she tried to flee.

'Crazy situation'

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