PAY the ransom or their hands will be chopped off.
This is the ultimatum given yesterday to the families of six men, one of whom is a teenager, who were kidnapped on Monday and are now being held against their will at an unknown location in Venezuela. The ransom demanded is US$200,000 (TT$1,353,350 or $15,768,640,000 Venezuelan Bolivars).
The six are Jude Jaikaran,16; brothers Jason, 38, and Jerry O’Brian, 36; Ricky Rambharose, 35; Brandon Arjoon, 29; and Linton Manohar, 36, all of Morne Diablo.
A photograph which circulated widely on social media especially Facebook showed all the men except Rambharose, sitting on the floor while being surrounded by men pointing machine-guns at them. This photo was sent to relatives on Monday morning.