Resolving a kidnap in Mexico
A criminal group kidnapped a high-profile businessman from his workplace in Mexico. The victims’ company sought to negotiate the safe and timely release of its employee.
Control Risks' approach
One of our specialist consultants immediately joined the client to provide advice and support. As is standard in such cases, they would remain with them every step of the way, 24 hours a day, until the successful resolution of the crisis.
With the help of Control Risks’ unique database of kidnap incidents our analysts worked with the deployed consultant to form a release strategy. Together, our experts provided kidnap analysis and data specific to the state where the abduction took place, which included information on the likely perpetrators, their motivations, the likely case duration and outcome.
Our on-the-ground consultant advised the client on setting a strategy that underpinned the immediate safety of the victim and, ultimately, resulted in a successful release. The consultant helped to select and train an employee at the victim’s company to be able to communicate with the kidnappers.
The victim was released after 34 days. Although it had been a terrible ordeal, the victim was in good physical shape. We provided counselling support to the victim and their family in the subsequent months and training to colleagues who might face similar risks.