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Pirates drown with ransom money - UPI.com
MOMBASA, Kenya, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Six Somali pirates drowned with a share of the booty shortly after the owners of a hijacked Saudi oil supertanker paid a $3 million ransom, their leader said.

"The small boat that was carrying those killed and eight who survived was overloaded ... . They were afraid of a chase from outsiders (foreign navies of the combined maritime forces)," their leader, Mohamed Said, told The Times in a telephone interview from the port of Harardhere.

Said said the pirates were both "full of joy" with their success and "partially frightened by the presence of foreign war machines and were speeding. That was a tragedy for the pirates."
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One of the bodies washed ashore with $153,000 in cash in a plastic bag still on him.

Cryin' shame there weren't more of them on the boat and that any survived.

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Several dozen well-armed raiders had held the tanker and its 25-member crew since November.
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