The Netherlands: Bad Fortune

A beer tycoon is abducted

He did everything possible to protect himself against kidnapers. Hidden TV cameras guarded his Amsterdam offices; high fences, security officers and vicious dogs protected his villa in Noordwijk, a seaside town 22 miles away. Last month his only daughter was married in secret, and though naturally spontaneous and gregarious, he asked newspapers to ignore his 60th birthday. As the multimillionaire chairman and majority stockholder of the brewery that bears his name, Alfred H. ("Freddie") Heineken had good reason to lie low: when a gang seized a fellow Dutch...

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