As businesses continue to expand operations internationally and people have a more global dimension, the protection of key personnel and families must be considered a priority objective. Kidnapping and Extortion are at epidemic proportions, making today’s global citizen and corporations at an incredible risk.
Kidnapping is a global business that has roots in almost every country. It affects everyone from the affluent to ordinary people, mid-level managers, professional people, merchants, children and government employees. There are many categories of kidnapping including political, terrorist, virtual, express, tiger and traditional. These typologies each have their own targets and geographic prevalence. No one is immune from the threat of kidnapping. Detention periods can range from hours in an express kidnapping to years in a traditional type kidnapping.