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Trinidad: Fishermen abducted by Venezuelan pirates return home


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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb. 7, CMC – Five fishermen who were reportedly abducted by Venezuelan pirates have returned home after more than a week.

The police report that the men, Lynton Manohar, 35 Jason O’Brien, 38, Brandon Arjoon, 28, Jagdesh Jaikeran, 17 and Rickey Rambharose, 49, came back to Trinidad on a canoe.

O’Brien’s brother Jerry who was also kidnapped along with the others was sent back home last Thursday with an instruction to pay a ransom of US$200,000.

It’s reported that the family of the fishermen sold their boats, engines and a van to raise the money.

Police say the men appeared to be unharmed and were expected to be taken to a health facility for a medical examination.

It is not known if the ransom was paid.

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