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Officials told Somalia Report that these pirates were investors, and are mostly businessmen.
“The pirates are pirate investors, a number of them were businessmen; we arrested them and transferred them to Bosaso Jail,” Abshirayto, a police officer in Karkaar, told Somalia Report. “Firstly, they had a small business and in the last months they began to invest in piracy; this happens often that small businessmen look to invest in piracy to earn a lot of money.”
They five are due in court soon, and there are many pirates in the Karkaar region since they began to join clashes in Rako Raho.