Kingpins need to be put behind bars

Anger that pirate leader Garfanje was released by authorities.

Kingpins ‘need to be put behind bars’

DUBAI // A US prosecutor said the arrest and prosecution of pirate kingpins in Somalia would be the true measure of success in combating piracy.

“We have to be proactive and one of the ways is to cut the head off that snake, to rip those networks and put these men behind bars,” said Alamdar Hamdani, deputy chief, counterterrorism section, US department of justice. “Governments all over the world are looking to bring pirate kingpins to justice … We need increased cooperation in the region to get the bad guys to justice.

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