middle-eastern country, living in Boulder (although the DNA is from a white caucasion male). The movie lines could have been part of the sarcastic tone of the note, and possibly to sound more American--or as has been pointed out, to poke fun at the American culture.
There is the word, "attache"--if you put suitcase in a thesaursus program, attache comes up as a possibility.
The dollar sign looks like a pound sign in $118,000. A country where pounds were used for currency.
Kidnapping is common in some countries---as a way to make money.
Garrotting---also more prevalent in some countries.