The police of Costa Rica and Spain arrest 12 people involved in the kidnapping of an American businessman

The police of Costa Rica and Spain arrest 12 people involved in the kidnapping of an American businessman after his family paid $ 950,800 in bitcoin for his return

  • William Sean & # 39; Tony & # 39; Creighton, a 43-year-old American businessman, was kidnapped in Costa Rica on September 24, 2018
  • Costa Rican authorities say the victim is still missing
  • The three people arrested in Zaragoza, Spain, are considered by the police as the leaders
  • They fled from Costa Rica after the victim's family paid the ransom, spending time in Cuba before traveling to Spain
  • The Costa Rican police arrested another nine people

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William Sean & # 39; Tony & # 39; Creighton Kopko, a 43-year-old American businessman, was abducted in Costa Rica on 24 September 2018

William Sean & # 39; Tony & # 39; Creighton Kopko, a 43-year-old American businessman, was abducted in Costa Rica on 24 September 2018

The police in Costa Rica and Spain say they arrested 12 people who were involved in the kidnapping of a missing American in Costa Rica.

Police from both countries say that the joint operation led Friday to the arrests of the Costa Rican suspects.

William Sean & # 39; Tony & # 39; Creighton Kopko, a 43-year-old American businessman, was abducted in Costa Rica on 24 September 2018. Costa Rican authorities say the victim is still missing.

Tony & # 39; s Porsche Cayenne was found in Heredia. It had crashed.

On the day of the events, the accused carried him to Granadilla de Curridabat during the night, where, with the supposed cooperation of the two transit officers, they allegedly went on board the businessman when he was traveling in his car, and then he was taken away to the site of imprisonment, & # 39; said the Public Prosecutor in a press release.

Tony & # 39; s Porsche Cayenne was found in Heredia. It had crashed

Tony & # 39; s Porsche Cayenne was found in Heredia. It had crashed

Tony & # 39; s Porsche Cayenne was found in Heredia. It had crashed

Police say the victim's family paid the kidnappers $ 950,800 in bitcoins.

& # 39; His family received extortion calls and made a considerable payment to secure his release; since September 24, however, it is not known where it is, "said Walter Espinoza Espinoza, director of the judicial police, against La Nacion.

& # 39; The payment in virtual money gave us access to a portfolio, the IP (unique identification of the equipment) was tracked and the location of this was specified (…). & # 39;

Police say the victim's family paid the kidnappers $ 950,800 in bitcoins. They used the payment to track down the location of the suspects

Police say the victim's family paid the kidnappers $ 950,800 in bitcoins. They used the payment to track down the location of the suspects

Police say the victim's family paid the kidnappers $ 950,800 in bitcoins. They used the payment to track down the location of the suspects

Tony owned 5Dimes, a Costa Rica company that specializes in online gambling

Tony owned 5Dimes, a Costa Rica company that specializes in online gambling

Tony owned 5Dimes, a Costa Rica company that specializes in online gambling

The three people arrested in Zaragoza, Spain, are considered by the police as the leaders. They fled from Costa Rica after the victim's family paid the ransom, spending time in Cuba before traveling to Spain.

The Costa Rican police arrested another nine people. Included in the count were the grandmother and the uncle of the leader of the group.

All suspects would be Costa Rican.

Tony owned 5Dimes, a Costa Rica company specializing in online gambling, according to Calvin Ayre.

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