12 arrested in kidnapping of US businessman in Costa Rica

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(CNN)Twelve individuals have actually been jailed in Costa Rica and Spain in connection with the believed kidnapping of an American business owner, authorities stated.

Kopko’s household accepted pay the Bitcoin equivalent of $950,800 in ransom after his abductors made numerous calls threatening to eliminate him, according to the declaration.
But after a payment was made, the abductors stopped interacting with Kopko’s household and he is still missing out on.

        The United States State Department has actually not published any travel advisories relating to Costa Rica, however there is a caution on its site that criminal activity “is increasing in Costa Rica and U.S. residents are regular victims.”
        American Carla Stefaniak was discovered dead after she went missing out on in Costa Rica in November. A guard at the Airbnb where Stefaniak was remaining was detained and is a suspect in her killing.

      Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/13/americas/12-arrested-in-costa-rican-kidnapping-scheme/index.html

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