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Kidnapped Venezuelan national rescued in Carapo

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A Venezuelan national who was kidnapped at a bar in Curepe last Saturday was rescued by police yesterday in Carapo .

A $100,000 ransom was demanded for him but none was paid.

According to a police, 33-year-old Jason Guerra, of L'anse Mitan Road, Carenage, was at a bar at Southern Main Road, Curepe when he was grabbed. The kidnappers bundled the Venezuelan in a Nissan Tiida before speeding off.

Around 10 pm that day, the kidnappers called his friends and demanded the ransom, according to police.

Officers of the Ant-Kidnapping Unit, Northern Division Task Force, Air Support Unit, Inter-Agency Task Force, Guard and Emergency Branch and the Canine Unit along with members of the Defence Force investigated the report and conducted a joint exercise between Tuesday and yesterday morning in the Carapo district.

The exercise, led by DCP, Crime and Support, Harold Phillip and coordinated by Snr. Supt. Ajith Persad, involved the use of a helicopter and sniffer dogs.

Based on information the officers went to Santa Rosa Race Track where they found the man in some bushes and he was taken for medical treatment.

No one has been arrested for the kidnapping.


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