Kidnap and Ransom

Kidnap and ransom is now a global problem.

The threat of kidnap, extortion and hijack is on the increase in many regions and countries across the globe. Historically the threat was associated with Latin America, however the risks have now spread to Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe as well as increased risk in Latin America.

The motivations behind kidnap are many and varied, they range from groups with political or ideological aims to criminal gangs purely chasing financial gain. These groups will select potential targets on their profile, family wealth and business links. The rapid increase of express kidnaps in many countries, where business people and tourists are targeted normally on arrival in that country, mean that it is not just a problem for the wealthy.

The high risk areas that some organisations have to operate in, make their employees targets for kidnap. Ark offer a full range of services to assist organisations with their K&R procedures from pre-deployment training, in country negotiators, extraction planning and full medical cover with evacuation procedure.

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