A man has been freed of kidnapping a businesswoman from Maraval and holding her hostage for over a week in 2008.
Four men are due to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today after being charged with kidnapping.
Joshua Robles, 28, of Diego Martin; Dakarai Timothy, 26, of Santa Cruz; along with William David, 20, and Mosiah Villafana, 18, both of San Juan, were jointly charged with kidnapping for ransom, on Wednesday 5th June 2019.
According to police reports, on May 12th, the victim was with relatives at a house along Danhai Trace, Tunapuna, when he was forcibly taken and placed in a gold-coloured SUV by his abductors, who took him to an unknown location.
Five of the fishermen reportedly abducted by Venezuelan pirates have returned to this country after more than a week
Early this morning 35-year-old Lynton Manohar, 38-year-old Jason O'Brien, 28-year-old Brandon Arjoon, 17-year-old Jagdesh jaikeran and 49-year-old Rickey Rambharose, all of Morne Diablo, Penal came back to Trinidad on a pirogue.
A US 200 thousand dollars ransom had been demanded for their safe return.
O'Brien's brother Jerry who was also kidnapped along with the others was sent back home last Thursday with an instruction to pay the ransom.
A $2 million ransom has been demanded for the safe return of Sheldon Sukhdeo who was kidnapped by men pretending to be police last Sunday.
Police have rescued kidnap victim Josh Quashie.
In a release a short while ago, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith announced that Quashie had been rescued from an apartment in Carenage.
The rescue operation was conducted by members of the Special Operational Response Team and the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU).
Quashie is said to be receiving medical treatment at this time and in severely traumatised.
According to reports, Quashie, 38 of Montrose, Chaguanas, was kidnapped on Saturday morning.
Rescued kidnap victim Maria Dass-Supersad is currently at her Lange Park, Chaguanas home resting under heavy police guard to ensure she is comfortable and feels safe.
After she was extracted from a house at Caura, Tunapuna, last night, Dass-Supersad was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mount Hope where she was treated. She was accompanied by the Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith, who spearheaded the rescue operation.