Criminals, hackers and dangerous cartels know that the US wallet is wide open due to Joe Biden’s weakness in paying ransoms over the past year.
17 American Christian missionaries, including children, were kidnapped by a gang in Haiti last weekend.
The Christian group was reportedly on their way home from Ohio after building an orphanage when they were abducted by the gang.
“The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad is one of the top priorities of the State Department,” the spokesman said.
The 400 Mawozo gang is demanding $ 17 million in ransom, according to the Wall Street Journal.
“We are trying to release them without paying a ransom,” Justice Minister Liszt Quitel said. ‘This is the first action. Let’s be honest: if we give them the money, the money will be used for more guns and more ammunition. ”
Biden has been informed of the situation and the FBI is reportedly in contact with the kidnappers who are trying to negotiate a safe release.