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Somalian Pirates Launder Severance Pay

by | 12th, January 2009

FIRST Woolworths. Now this. The Somalian pirates are getting fired – literally:

The body of a Somali pirate who reportedly drowned soon after receiving a huge ransom has washed ashore with $153,000 in his pocket, his uncle says. The man was one of a group of pirates who seized the Saudi supertanker Sirius Star in November.

They reportedly received $3m (£1.95m) for freeing the tanker but five were said to have drowned after fleeing.

A relative of the drowned pirate told the BBC the family was now trying to dry out the recovered money.

As he says:

“Maybe we should give all these pirates money; it seems to be the most cost-effective way to kill them.”

Better yet, pay them in pounds sterling…

Posted: 12th, January 2009 | In: Money Comment | TrackBack | Permalink