Abducted Icacos Fishermen freed

Three Icacos fishermen allegedly abducted by Venezuelan pirates have been released.

Police have confirmed that the men, 64 year old Ramkissoon Harricharan, 61 year old Carlo Sneider and Alverad Esanoza were released by their captors last evening.

CNC3 News understands that the ten thousand US-Dollar ransom demanded for the men's safe return was paid.

The men were reportedly dropped off at an area known as Icacos Point around 8 pm.

On Tuesday, the men were held at gun point while fishing in waters off Galfa Point in Icacos.

Relatives had expressed their dissatisfaction over the authority's failure to assist in the recovery of the fishermen.

Shortly after their capture, Secretary of the group Fishermen and Friends of the Sea, Gary Aboud, slammed the Government for failing to implement measures to protect members of the fishing industry.


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