With the ransom money per ship reaches millions of U.S. dollars, it is not impossible if the pirates had his life wallowing in U.S. dollars. They are surrounded by pretty girls, big house and acres, the car brand from Europe and Japan, and of course the latest weapons technology.
"No information today. No comment," snapped one Somali pirates by satellite phone lines, such as the BBC's heard. He then ended the conversation with a slamming of the phone.
His tone was nervous. Possible he nervously waited to see if ransom millions of dollars will flow into their pockets. Somali pirates had just hijacked a Ukrainian ship, MV Faina. That scene is the content of this ship as much as 33 Russian battle tanks.
Because of this dangerous cargo, the pirates became a little worried. But they're still waiting for the ransom. Who exactly are the pirates? According to residents in Puntland, the region became pirates village, they have a high lifestyle.
"They have money, they have the power, and they are getting stronger every day," says Abdi Farah Juha, a resident of Garowe, near Puntland.
"The pirates had a beautiful wife." They have luxury homes. The new car and new weapons, "said Juha. "Here, in Somalia, the pirates is a high class and fashionable society," he said again.
The average age is 20-35 years old pirates. They became pirates solely because of money. And they get it. This makes the village in the Puntland pirates into a prosperous region. 180 degrees different from the other Somali regions get something to eat just have to ask for aid agencies and other countries.
The average owner of a ship in the Gulf of Aden which dirompak have to spend as deep as two million U.S. dollars. In return, if paid, then the cargo ship and the crew kept the ship alive. The BBC is entered into the village pirates in Puntland said the pirates this unique compact between groups one and other.
They can be compact because there is money in between them. Puntland citizens who become pirates and wounded shoot often appeared on the streets of the area. On the beach there was no corpse anyone, locals or foreigners.
Looking at the history of Somalia's civil war and war often tribal, 'solidarity' pirates in Puntland is very unique. That explains why there are reports that pirates shot dead in MV Faina hostage was denied by them.
A spokesman for the pirates, Sugule Ali, confirmed on the BBC in Somalia, that all the hostages healthy. "All happy. We welcome the Hari Raya opened fire," she said quietly.