Kidnappings in 1998 set a record here, with 2,226 reported abductions. Seventy-five more people were kidnapped in January, prompting the government to develop plans for an “anti-kidnapping intelligence network” that will include the police and armed forces. The network’s mission will be to conduct undercover operations to assess kidnapping risks faced by businesspeople with an emphasis on prevention. If prevention fails, all security forces will be called in to help resolve the case. Do your research before traveling here and keep a low profile; travel throughout Colombia is risky.