The recent attempted abduction of a woman outside a prison in Hong Kong led to many recalling the 1990s when the city was rocked by a series of spectacular kidnaps-for-ransom. Photo: SCMP composite
The recent attempted abduction of a woman outside a prison in Hong Kong led to many recalling the 1990s when the city was rocked by a series of spectacular kidnaps-for-ransom. Photo: SCMP composite

Kidnap city: botched Hong Kong abduction evokes memories of 1990s crime gangs who targeted top city tycoons and demanded billions in ransoms

  • City has been shocked by recent attempted abduction outside a maximum security prison
  • The attempt rekindles memories of the 1990s which saw spectacular, high-profile kidnaps-for-ransom involving billions of dollars

The recent attempted abduction of a woman outside a prison in Hong Kong led to many recalling the 1990s when the city was rocked by a series of spectacular kidnaps-for-ransom. Photo: SCMP composite
The recent attempted abduction of a woman outside a prison in Hong Kong led to many recalling the 1990s when the city was rocked by a series of spectacular kidnaps-for-ransom. Photo: SCMP composite
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