March 24, 2023

Media: in the Netherlands, parcels with explosives and ransom in bitcoins sent out

Parcels containing explosives and a note with ransom demand in bitcoins, reports The New York Times.

“After a postal worker in the Amsterdam office heard an unusual hissing sound in one of the sorted packages on Wednesday morning, he threw it away. Moments later, the package exploded. "- writes NYT.

In less than an hour, a second explosion occurred in the sorting department of a postal company in the city of Kerkrade, police said.

According to preliminary information, no one was hurt- According to law enforcement officers, the explosions were of small power and could not cause serious injuries. It is also known that the sender invested in letters sending a ransom in bitcoins to prevent future attacks.

“These incidents are related because in both cases there was the same requirementAmsterdam police spokeswoman Lex van Liebergen said. - However, we still have not set the sender. The investigation is ongoing. "

She added that the amount claimed remains confidential, as disclosing information could harm the investigation.

Recall that in November and December an unknown threatened to blow up buildings in St. Petersburg. He demanded the return of 120 BTC stolen from the Wex cryptocurrency exchange.