Three Pakistani residents took five foreigners hostage and forced them to transfer BTC worth $ 93,000 to the addresses of the criminals. This is the first Bitcoin-related heist in Pakistan.
The criminals threatened the victims with weapons and forced them to transfer cryptocurrency to their addresses. Two suspects have already been detained in the Pakistani city of Gujranwala. The third suspect, who is still at large, has been identified as the leader of the gang, as it was he who invited foreign citizens to Lahore to “make an investment.”
Under the pretext of organizing a trip “to show the city,” the suspects kidnapped five foreigners, including citizens of Germany and Switzerland. As a result, the robbers forced the hostages to transfer BTC worth $ 93,000 to them. According to police, the suspects were tracked down by their car numbers.
As a reminder, in Hong Kong last month, four robbers lured a trader into the office and stole HK $ 3.5 million from her USDT token sale. In addition, in December, one of the Moscow businessmen lost 15 million rubles – unknown persons stole a backpack with cash from him, with which he was going to pay for the purchase of bitcoins.