Kidnap & Ransom


On 16th September 1974 two brothers, sons of the Chairman and founder of ‘Bunge Born’ (of Argentina), were kidnapped from their car. Even though they lived under constant security and escort, they made the simple mistake of leaving home at the same time each day to drop their kids off at school. After being held hostage for approx. nine months, a ransom of $60 million was paid and they were released. They were lucky.

There are no two words that instill more panic in the lives of countless people every single day than the words ‘Kidnap’ and ‘Ransom’. Although many times hostage takers do release prisoners if a ransom is paid, many times they don’t. Consider these statistics:

~ 1 child will be kidnapped or go missing every 40 seconds in the United States alone (2000 per day).
~ Over 18% of these will be in the care of a nanny or equivalent.
~ Approx. 82 people will be kidnapped today (30,000 per year) around the world.
~ In 2009 alone, there were 1200 kidnappings for ransom in Mexico.
~ The top 3 countries for kidnappings are Venezuela, Philippines and Mexico.
~ The average ransom demand is over $1 million.

As specialists in the arena of hostage negotiation, The Guidry Group are the nominated primary responder for many of our clients should something happen. With over 100 successful negotiations in the Kidnap and Extortion arena over a period of more than 30 years, Mr. Guidry is probably the most experienced individual in the private security field worldwide.

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