You can here the jihadi pirates almost choking on their khat: “I followed the jihad and all I got was millions in cash and nothing to spend it on except more Kalashnikovs.” KGS
The trade is lucrative but Roble has written it off as a business idea. Friends tell him that his face was broadcast on television while he was on the Ukrainian ship MV Faina, one of the most high-profile hijackings off Somalia.”I would like to do the same and join him, but some of my former colleagues scared me. I am very afraid to travel.”The TV images also make it impossible for him to leave the country for Europe as a refugee. Another pirate forked out $16,000 to be taken to Sweden, he said.