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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Millionaire Ransomed

HAMBURG, Germany -- A 43-year-old millionaire who was kidnapped from his home four weeks ago has been released, police said.


Jan Philipp Reemtsma, whose family made a fortune in the tobacco business, was freed 33 days after being kidnapped from his house in Hamburg, police said.


He had been held for 30 million Deutsche marks ($20 million) ransom, which was paid Thursday, according to a report in Saturday's Hamburger Morgen Post.


Police said that Reemtsma was in police custody. There was no immediate word on the identity of the kidnapper or kidnappers.