T’dad cops search for kidnapped Jamaican businessman

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Police were yesterday continuing their search for a Jamaican-born businessman who was abducted from his home in south Trinidad on Sunday by men pretending to be police officers.

Police said that they believe a US$6-million ransom is being requested for Yohan Chin’s release, and have detained his 36-year-old unidentified partner, who reported the kidnapping to police on Tuesday evening.

Police said that Chin’s partner, in his first report to them, said that on Sunday evening he first received a call from Chin, who is in his 30s, indicating that earlier during the day armed men — two wearing ski masks and two with hats each with the word “Police” written on it — came to his home.

He said Chin indicated he has been taken to an unknown location and has asked him to organise some money, promising to call back with the instructions.

The partner said Chin called later and gave him further instructions, including going to his home and securing a Porshe car for safe keeping. On arrival, the partner reported meeting the house ransacked.

On Tuesday, Chin is reported to have again called the partner asking him to sell the Porshe, as well as his personal car, a Mercedes Benz. The victim called the partner several times and asked him to contact their lawyer to organise and sell a piece of land, on which they intended to do business.

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