Trinidadian national reportedly kidnapped in Guyana


The Guyana Police Force has reported that at about 10:50hrs today, the parents of a Trinidadian national were contacted in Trinidad via cellphone by an unknown person who indicated that their son was in custody in Guyana and a sum of money was later demanded for his release.

The 33-year-old man, Sawak Maraj of lot 131 Sandyways Fairways Marabal Trinidad and Tobago is a Chemical Engineer and arrived in Guyana on a Caribbean Airlines Flight about 07:00hrs Friday morning.

According to a police statement, inquiries revealed that Mr. Maraj, was scheduled to be accommodated at Ramada Hotel, Providence  East Bank Demerara, but never arrived at the hotel.

“He purportedly arrived in view of attending an interview for potential employment,” the police statement said.

“Diligent investigations, buttress by an efficient intelligence apparatus led investigators to the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, where after several searches in different areas, the victim was found at Madewini Resort,” police said.

Thus far, two persons who were allegedly involved in making the hotel reservation at  Ramada Hotel are in custody. Investigations are in progress.

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