29 September 2020

Where did Mr. Ghosn get the idea of escaping in a large box?

A big story at the end of December 2019 was how ex Nissan-CEO Ghosn (fig. 1), charged with financial wrongdoing, managed to sneak through a Japanese airport to a private jet that whisked him out of the country by hiding in a large, black music equipment case with breathing holes drilled in the bottom.

Where did he get the idea of escaping in a large chest? It was done in the Netherlands 400 (!) years ago.

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