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EMBASSY WORKER RESCUED

However, quick work by police which included the use of GPS (global positioning system) tracking led to officers intercepting a car and arresting the driver who was on his way to collect the ransom.

The victim, who was in the backseat, was rescued unharmed.

The rescue of 58-year-old Zhang Sajio took place almost four hours after he was snatched while walking to work along Haig Street, St Clair shortly after 7 am.

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Officers of the Criminal Gang and Intelligence Unit, the Anti Kidnapping Unit, the Cyber Crimes Unit and Port of Spain CID led by Deputy Police Commissioner Harold Phillip and including ACP Irwin Hackshaw, Ag ACP Radcliff Boxill, Ag Superintendent Ajith Persad and others swung into action.

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Officers cordoned off several parts of the Western Main Road as part of efforts to locate the kidnappers.

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The caller to the Embassy gave instructions for the money to be dropped off near the Roxy roundabout.

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Unknown to the kidnappers, the vehicle used in the snatching — a stolen white Honda City sedan — was outfitted with GPS and at 11.30 am, officers picked up its location and gave chase.

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The vehicles was forced to a stop near the Digicel IMAX cinema and the driver was arrested. In the backseat, Sajio lay bound and gagged.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and later released to the care of Embassy officials.

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The suspect who hails from El Socorro remains in custody. A loaded pistol, found in the car, has been seized by police.

This is the latest in a series of attacks this year, on Chinese nationals living and working in this country.

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For this year, three Chinese nationals – all involved in business – have been murdered while Sajio is the first Chinese to be kidnapped.

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This is also the second kidnapping for ransom this year and follows on the snatching two weeks ago of Puff n’ Stuff bakery owner Gregory Laing who was released unharmed after a $270,000 ransom was paid.

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A specially convened press briefing at Police Administration Building in Port of Spain, called specifically to deal with the kidnapping case, DCP Phillip assured that the police service is prepared to deal with all incidents of kidnappings and other crimes.

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Asked if he is concerned that kidnappings are on the rise, Phillip assured that the police would investigate all claims of kidnapping.

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Recently, a woman posted on social media a claim that she was the victim of a kidnapping in St James.

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Phillip added that while the TTPS is assessing security arrangements he would not say if plans are afoot to increase security for foreign diplomats.

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“The victim (Sajio) was not a diplomat himself, he was a member of the support staff at the embassy but at the moment we are evaluating the security and the incidence of kidnappings.” Newsday attempted to contact officials at the Chinese Embassy for comment but was unsuccessful.

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