Three people are under arrest for kidnapping a 50-year-old Lebanese woman and holding her hostage inside a Buġibba apartment for ransom money.
The kidnappers, two Libyan men aged 36 and 43, were demanding a sum of money from her son in order to release the woman.
The son allegedly owed money to repay debts over a drug deal.
A 22-year-old Maltese woman, who was in the Buġibba apartment keeping watch was also arrested.
All three suspects are to be charged with kidnapping and other crimes in court on Monday afternoon.