Between US$339 million and US$413 million were taken in ransom from the hijacking of ships off the coast of Somaliaand the Horn of Africa between 2005 and 2012, according to report released today. The study carried out by the by the World Bank, the UNODC and INTERPOL reveals that much of the ransom money was used to fuel a wide range of criminal activities on a global scale. WORLD BANK
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