A WOMAN who wanted her ex killed so she could sell his organs went to the police to complain that her daughter’s boyfriend had swindled her when she tried to hire a hitman.
Police in Madrid promptly arrested both mother and daughter, who was in on the alleged plot, plus the boyfriend, after hearing the 52-year-old woman’s complaint.
According to reports trouble started for the mother when she realised that her partner had conned her and her 20-year-old offspring out of €60,000.
Not one to sit back and do nothing, the elder woman resolved to come up with a scheme to get her revenge and her money back, all at the same time.
The daughter mentioned this to her 29-year-old boyfriend, who told them he had the perfect plan – but he would need €7,000 up front.
The cash was to be used to pay informants and as a deposit for the hitmen who would kill the woman’s now ex-partner. And to get the missing money back they would harvest the victim’s organs to sell on the international black market. By a strange coincidence the amount he said they would raise would be exactly €60,000.
In what must have seemed an extraordinary slice of luck, the boyfriend claimed to work for the secret service. As such he had the contacts and knowledge to make the scheme work, if only he had the money.
Just to make everything above board, the alleged spy signed a contract with mother and daughter laying out the deal.
The terms of the contract laid out that finding the ex was a priority.
Other clauses included the interrogation of family members, and the removal of seven organs from the intended victim to be sold, with the cash going to the elder woman.
But the women waited and waited, and there was still no sign of a hit. Eventually they realised there was never going to be one.
So they made the decision to complain to police that they had been conned, apparently not realising they themselves had broken the law.
The three arrested have now been released with charges and are waiting to be summonsed to court. Police have not ruled out further arrests, especially of the man who sparked the entire chain of events off – the ex-partner.