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Police charge suspects linked to businessman/UTech graduate abduction

Published:Friday | November 22, 2013 | 1:50 PM

The police have charged the three suspects linked to the abduction of two men from their Kirkland Heights, St Andrew premises one month ago.

Twenty-seven-year-old businessman, Curtis Martin, and 25-year-old University of Technology graduate, Mario Daley, were abducted from their home at gunpoint on October 21.

Charged with robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm are Dionne Mitchell and Damion Lawrence from Papine, St Andrew and Evon Simmonds from a Waterhouse address in Kingston.

The three were charged yesterday.

An additional charge of illegal possession of firearm was brought against Simmonds, after a weapon was found at his house.

They are booked to appear before the Corporate Area Gun Court next week.

Meanwhile, an investigator says additional charges are expected to be brought against the three.

The suspects were held following several raids across Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine last month.

The police say there is still no information to suggest the whereabouts of the men.

The police have been working with overseas partners to nab the alleged mastermind, who is a Jamaican businessman.

Investigators have said the businessman offered $300,000 for the men’s abduction.

It is understood that following the abduction, the alleged mastermind refused to pay over the money on grounds that the police would easily trace him.


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