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Two charged with kidnapping Maria


Two men have been charged in connection with kidnapping The UWI staffer Maria Dass Supersad.


The woman was snatched from the grounds of the campus in St Augustine on November 28. She was rescued late that same day in Caura.

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+2  in custody: A suspect wearing a police vest was held on in a police operation in Caura to rescue Maria Dass.

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A $1 million ransom had been demanded. It was not paid

Ricardo Felix a 21-year-old labourer of Saddle Road, Maraval, and Keon Phillips, a 35-year-old plumber of Clarence Trace, Valencia, were jointly charged with kidnapping for a ransom and possession of a firearm and ammunition

Phillips faces an additional charge of robbery with violence linked to a crime in the Woodbrook district on November 25

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SUBSCRIBE/ LOG IN The men are due to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrates Court on Monday

+2  in custody: A suspect wearing camouflage gear was held in a police operation in Caura to rescue Maria Dass Supersad

Charges were laid by Sgt. Thomas, of the St. Joseph Criminal Investigations Department, following advice from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard