"We went into the deep ocean and hijacked the unarmed cargo ships," Boyah said.
The pirates had warned of "disastrous" consequences should the owners fail to comply with their demands.
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"With no strong deterrent, low risk to the pirates and high returns, the attacks will continue."
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A good example of how "lawlessness" must be dealt with or it only escalates and tends to bring about such things as death, theft, and destruction.