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Billionaire Reportedly Charges Nearly £5,000 Per Person To Evacuate Afghanistan

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Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of military contractor Blackwater, is charging nearly £5,000 per seat on a chartered plane out of Afghanistan, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Prince told the newspaper that £4,700 covered getting the passenger into the airport as well, though the paper noted that it was not clear whether he actually had the ability to accomplish such manoeuvring.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki criticised Prince – whose company made millions from the war in Afghanistan – when asked about his decision to charge desperate Afghans thousands of dollars to escape a potential death sentence.

“I don’t think any human being who has a heart and soul would support efforts to profit off of people’s agony and pain as they’re trying to depart a country and fearing for their lives,” Psaki said during a press conference.


© HuffPost

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