KIDNAPING: $4 Million Deal

Maupie 's businesslike release

For five days, he lay on a bed in a "dark den" handcuffed to a radiator and guarded by four men whose faces were covered by ski masks. But Dutch Multimillionaire Maurits ("Maupie") Caransa, 61, who was kidnaped on Oct. 28 outside his club in Amsterdam, remained a shrewd businessman throughout the ordeal. And, as it turned out last week, business—rather than terrorism, as had originally been feared—was the name of the game. By Caransa's account, the kidnapers first demanded a ransom of $16 million. After two days of haggling, Caransa, whose real estate, hotel and other...

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