THE KIDNAPPERS OF THE NORWEGIAN BILLIONAIRE WIFE REQUIRE $ 9 MILLION IN MONERO
The kidnappers of Anne Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, wife of the Norwegian billionaire Tom Hagen, demanded from a businessman for a ransom in the amount of 9 000 000 Euro in an anonymous cryptocurrency Monero (XMR).
Hagen has been missing since October 2018. Norwegian intelligence services recommended the businessman not to disclose information about the abduction of his wife, so her disappearance became known only now. The wife of a billionaire, was reportedly kidnapped from his home in Lerinskoe, where they found a note demanding ransom for the liberation of women attackers require 9 million euros in the XMR.
The kidnappers threatened to deal with the victim if this information gets to the media or becomes known to law enforcement authorities in Norway. In response to this demand, Interpol, Europol and the police have kept the details of the investigation secret for the past two months.
The authorities note that this is the first incident in the history of the country when criminals demand a ransom in cryptocurrency. It is remarkable that criminals can’t show month to relatives of the victim of the proof that Anna-Elizabeth Falkevik-Hagen is live.
It is known that the authorities are currently negotiating with the kidnappers, and they decided to publish information about the current investigation, because the police have new versions, which can be confirmed or refuted by citizens of the country.