Strange Demands Of Pirates: '$208,000 Exactly In $100 Bills Only'

01/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

If you're planning on paying ransom to Somali pirates -- assuming your daughter is able to reach them by phone, that is -- you better bring the right kind of bills.

Kenyan sailor Athman Said Mangore, who was held captive for more than 120 days by Somali pirates, says they are known to make many demands and put in place a number of restrictions.

"They sometimes say they want $208,000 exactly in $100 bills only," he says.

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