At the end of October was kidnapped the wife of one of the richest entrepreneurs in Norway’s Tom Hagen. The kidnappers demand a ransom of €9 million in cryptocurrency Monero, according to Norway Today.
68-year-old Anna-Elisabeth Falkevik was allegedly abducted from her home, although signs of forced entry, law enforcement agencies have discovered. There was found a note with a ransom demand.
Note that in the investigation of Falkevik participate Interpol and Europol, and the abduction for a long time was kept secret for security reasons.
Today, January 9, the police confirmed that Falkevik was abducted and communications with criminals is only through a kind of «electronic platform.» In addition, in December the kidnappers were not able to provide evidence that she is still alive.
Probably the case Falkevik is the first case in Norway, when a ransom demand in the cryptocurrency equivalent. However, the police recommended no criminals in satisfaction of their claims.
Tom Hagen is the founder of the company Elkraft AS, specializing in the supply of electricity. His fortune is estimated at 1.7 billion Norwegian kroner ( €170 million).
We will remind, earlier the staff of the local Prosecutor’s office of Kiev and the National police of Ukraine detained two suspects accused of kidnapping miner in March of this year and the theft of $50 thousand.
Now they face up to 15 years in prison for the robbery made by a group of persons upon a preliminary collusion, infiltration and theft in especially large sizes.