Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Jamaican businessman released by kidnappers in T&T - reports

Yohan Chin

Yohan Chin

A Jamaican businessman who was abducted in Trinidad and Tobago in April has been released after 51 days in captivity, according to media reports.

Trinidad and Tobago police reportedly said Yohan Chin was re­leased around 7:00 am Tues­day but de­clined to give fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

A US$6 million ransom had reportedly been demanded by the kidnappers for Chin's safe return, but it is unclear if it or any amount of money was paid.

Chin's business partner informed police of Chin's abduction two days after it occurred. The business partner reportedly told police that he had received a call from Chin via telephone informing him that armed men wear­ing ski masks and hats displaying the word 'Police' had abducted Chin.

Chin’s fam­i­ly, which reportedly owns a chain of businesses in Jamaica and Canada, made an ap­peal for his safe return last month via newspaper advertisements.

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