The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Highway Patrol Unit reported success on its first day on the nation’s roads with the discovery of a man hogtied and beaten in the trunk of a car.
In a news release issued by the Ministry of National Security, it was reported that at 12.05 am yesterday, Inspector Knutt, Constable Sealey and Constable Cassie of the Highway Patrol Unit were on Mobile Patrol duty driving along the north-bound lane of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway near the Caroni Surveillance Bay when they noticed a white B13 vehicle parked alongside the highway with two men inside.
The officers challenged the men, who gave their names as Rochan and Obadan Ali, brothers of
Petit Valley, Diego Martin, the release said.
The release added that while the officers were in conversation with the men, they heard a knocking sound coming from the trunk area of the car.
On investigating, the officers found a man, identified by name and said to be from Aranjuez, hogtied and beaten in the trunk.
The kidnappers were taken to the Chaguanas Police Station while the victim was taken to the Mt Hope Hospital for treatment. Investigations are continuing.