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Kidnapped businessman back in Jamaica

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Trinidad and Tobago’s Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on Thursday announced that Jamaican businessman Yohan Chin, who was kidnapped by hoodlums in April, is now safely back in his homeland.

During a T&T Police Service weekly briefing, Griffith sought to defuse “rumours” that Chin was involved in illegal activities and subsequently snatched.

“I wish to clarify that he has been released. I spoke to him at length two days ago (June 4) and he is back in Jamaica. There have been rumours that Mr Chin was involved in some type of criminality activity. The T&T Police Service did comprehensive research and in-depth analysis during [the time he was kidnapped], and contrary to reports, we have no knowledge whatsoever that Mr Chin was involved in any criminal activity, nor do we have any such report about his family.”

Griffith added that like his father, Yohan Chin was a recognised businessman and “we have nothing to show that he was involved in any illegal activity”.

Gleaner sources at the Trinidad Guardian said that Chin was released at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

jason.cross@gleanerjm.com