Kidnapping of Freddy Heineken
|Kidnapping of Freddy Heineken|
|Perps||Willem Holleeder, Cor van Hout|
|Other||[MSM 1][MSM 2][MSM 3]|
Allegedly one of the richest men of the Netherlands, the head of the Heineken beer brewery, was kidnapped and held for 21 days for ransom (35 million guilders, ~16 million euros).
|• The kidnapping of Freddy Heineken, chairman of the board of directors and CEO of the brewing company Heineken International and one of the richest people in the Netherlands, and his driver Ab Doderer, was a crime that took place between 9 and 30 November 1983 in Amsterdam. They were released on a ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders (about 15.7 million GBPs). The kidnappers Cor van Hout, Willem Holleeder, Jan Boelaard, Frans Meijer, and Martin Erkamps, were eventually caught and served prison terms.|
• Before being extradited, Van Hout and Holleeder stayed for more than three years in France, first on the run, then in prison, and then, awaiting a change of the extradition treaty, under house arrest, and finally in prison again. Meijer escaped and lived in Paraguay for years, until he was discovered by Peter R. de Vries and imprisoned there.
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