In 1981, Biggs was kidnapped and smuggled into Barbados. The kidnappers hoped to collect some reward from the British police. The coup was discovered, though, and Biggs made use of legal loopholes to have himself sent back to Brazil. In February 2006, Channel 4 aired a documentary featuring dramatisations of the attempted kidnap and interviews with John Miller, an ex-British Army personnel who carried it out. The team was headed by security consultant Patrick King. In the documentary, King claims that the kidnapping may have in fact been a deniable operation… (from Wikipedia entry for Ronnie Biggs)
Freddie Prime Deported From Barbados For 1981 Kidnapping of Ronnie Biggs From Rio de Janeiro
From the Evening Telegraph, UK
A DERBY grandfather said his dream Christmas holiday was ruined when he was refused entry to Barbados because of his involvement in the kidnap of Ronnie Biggs.
After flying eight hours from the UK, Freddie Prime spent only two-and-a-half hours at the Caribbean island’s Grantley Adams Airport before he was sent back on the same plane on which he had arrived.
In the 1980s, Mr Prime, 70, was one of five ex-soldiers who kidnapped Great Train Robber Biggs from where he was hiding in Brazil. The swoop was staged as a publicity stunt for the men’s security firm.
They took Biggs to Barbados, where they hoped he would be arrested and deported back to London.
But the Barbadian authorities sent back Biggs to Brazil.
Mr Prime claimed that, 27 years later, the authorities in Barbados have not forgiven him for the Biggs kidnap. He said: “It’s the only reason I can think of for what they did.” Immigration officials said, ‘You are going back on the next plane’ and that was that.”
read the original article: Holiday is ruined by Ronnie Biggs link
Barbados Free Press Comment…
Good for our Barbados Immigration. If they could only operate with such efficiency on an everyday basis with normal illegal immigrants!