Hostage rescued

Thursday, June 16, 2011

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INVESTIGATIONS undertaken yesterday and early this morning by police personnel from the Organised Crime Investigation Division (OCID), the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB), the St Andrew North Police Division and the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) led to the safe return of a businessman after he was kidnapped yesterday morning in the Norbrook area of St Andrew.
The businessman was rescued in Portmore, St Catherine about 1:15 this morning following operational initiatives by members of the Police Mobile Reserve and the Tactical Training Unit. Ten persons, including two women, have been taken into police custody and are being questioned.
A 9mm Beretta pistol and 13 9mm cartridges were seized.
Detectives are continuing their probe into the incident.

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