Saturday 18 January, 2020

Ransom paid, kidnapped cousins returned to family

Two cousins, who were allegedly kidnapped by Venezuelan pirates in January are alive and have been reunited with their families.

The cousins are Kenrick Morgan, 17, and Kendell Singh, 23, both from Moruga.

According to police reports, relatives paid a ransom and the two were returned to Trinidad on Tuesday.

The two cousins were last seen on January 12, as they left the fishing port to go fishing in the waters off Moruga.

A day later, a ransom demand of US$40,000 was made for their safe return. This demand was later dropped to US$20,000.

The families were reportedly contacted via telephone by a Spanish-speaking man who said that if the money was not paid, the two will be killed.

A photograph of the two cousins with a man holding a gun to their heads was sent to the family.

Officials from the Homicide Bureau, the Anti Kidnapping Unit, and the Coast Guard, have all been notified.

More on this as it becomes available.

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