$10 million in Monero [XMR] demanded by kidnappers as ransom in Norway

10 million in Monero demanded by kidnappers as ransom in Norway

The wife of a Norwegian multimillionaire missing since October 31 probably has been kidnapped, police said Wednesday, adding that her suspected abductors have demanded a ransom reported to be over $10 million.

On October 31, Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, who is married to Norwegian millionaire Tom Hagen, suddenly disappeared from her family home in Lørenskog, reports news outlet VG.

Local police have reportedly scheduled a press conference for later today.

"So far, the police have advised the family not to agree to the demands".

Police have been investigating the case discreetly for several weeks but decided to make it public in the hope that someone would come forward with information, Broske said. He made his multi-millions in the real estate and energy industries.

Police believe she disappeared from the couple's home, some 31 miles from the Swedish border.

He is number 172 on a list of Norway's wealthiest people published by the financial magazine Kapital, with a fortune that amounted to almost 1.7 billion kroner ($200 million) in 2018, according to Norwegian news agency NTB.

The criminals are requesting the ransom only be paid in Monero, likely as a way to hide any trace of their operation so they can get away with the crime unscathed.

Through his lawyers, he's decliend to comment on his wife's disappearance.

"There has been demand for ransom, and serious threats have been made in this case".

'We need information, and that is why we now go out into the media.

The investigator said "the threats (in the note) were of a very serious character" and the police have no evidence that she's alive "but we haven't received any indication that she isn't alive either".

The kidnappers have threatened to use violence against her if her family does not meet their demands, Norway's newspaper of reference Aftenposten said, adding that there had been limited contact with the suspects. Police urged the family not to pay any ransom. Broeske said they were working with Europol and Interpol on the case.

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