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Kidnap Protection Industry #287513

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 16, 1983
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(Studio) Last week's kidnapping of Dutch beer heir Alfred Heineken recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) Profitability of kidnapping for ransom noted; growing ind. of anti-kidnapping firms examined. [Sec. consultant John SAVAGE - notes criminal element recognizes economic gains of kidnapping.] Rising kidnappings for ransom in Europe, include that of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias' father, discussed; films, photos shown. [IGLESIAS - sings.] [SAVAGE - feels most successful kidnapping for both ptys. is that which is not reported to authorities.] Alleged premiums paid Lloyd's of London for kidnapping/ransom insurance mentioned. Specialized protection services of companies such as Argen examined. [SAVAGE - promotes protection plans.] Kidnapping this year of race horse Shergar and his disappearance recalled.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

Blackstone, John;
Rather, Dan

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