Police have prevented two kidnappings and murders to extort cryptocurrency

  • 2020-10-22
  • LETA/TBT Staff
RIGA - The State Police (VP) has detained an approximately 30-year-old resident of Riga near Riga suburb of Teika this autumn, who had planned to kidnap and kill two people, extorting a cryptocurrency worth about half a million euros from them, the VP informed LETA. In September, as a result of operational activities, officers of the Criminal Investigation Administration of the Criminal Police Department intercepted information that a resident of the city of Riga (born 1989) was planning to kidnap a person. The criminal's goal was to illegally obtain the victim's ...
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