Sunday 27 September, 2020

Cops respond to kidnapping report, find seven Venezuelan women in room

Police are investigating a suspected kidnapping in Maraval.

The victim is 20-year-old Venezuelan national, Yoalin Amares of Longdenville Old Road, Chaguanas.

Around 11.30 pm on Wednesday, a soldier reported to police that he was at home with the victim around 9 am that day, when she packed her bag and left in a car.

Sometime later, he received a WhatsApp message from the woman's phone that she had been kidnapped and was being held at a house in Maraval.

An exercise was coordinated by members of the Western Division Task Force relative to the information received.

The officers went to a house at Upper Clovis Trace, Maraval, where seven female Venezuelan nationals (ranging in age from 19 to 27) were found in a room.

They were all suspected to have entered the country illegally.

A Trinidadian national was also detained.

Enquiries are continuing.

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