Police Bust Turkish Gang That Kidnapped Wealthy Bitcoin Holders Turkish police are toasting their success after capturing an enterprising gang of crypto kidnappers. Their targets were major bitcoin holders. The quintet were caught as they prepared to pounce on their second victim, having already extorted 450 bitcoins, worth U. S. $3. 3 million, from a wealthy businessman. Kidnapped for CryptoThe incident took place in Merter, a suburb in the west of Istanbul. As the countrys Habertrk newspaper reports, the audacious gang followed their first victim to his car before kidnapping him, laptop and all.