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Police constable among two in court for Pollonais kidnapping

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Police Constable Shaundelle Euin (left) who is accused of the kidnapping of Natalie Pollonais, is escorted to the San Fernando Magistrates Court by Cpl George. Photo by:Kristian De Silva

KEVON FELMINE

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A week after being arrested for the kidnapping of Palmiste mother Natalie Pollonais, PC Shaundelle Euin and labourer Gregory James have been taken to the San Fernando Magistrate Court.

Both men were charged by ASP Peter Ramdeen of the Southern Division last night. Euin, a Special Reserve Police officer who was attached to the La Romaine Police Post cursed at journalists as he was being taken from the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department this morning.

He even showed his middle finger to the cameras. James, also known as Roger Duncan, hid his face from the cameras.

Both men are charged with kidnapping Pollonais for ransom on September 6. Investigators were still wrapping up their inquiries with the second police constable in custody. He is expected to be charged later today and taken to court.

The fourth suspect, a businessman, was being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital after falling ill on Monday night. Police said that he suffers from diabetes. Pollonais, 49, of Palmiste, is the wife of Ja­son Pol­lon­ais, a di­rec­tor of the South Oropouche-based Inland and Offshore Contractors Ltd (IO­CL).

On September 6, she dis­ap­peared af­ter vis­it­ing the Cen­tral Ath­let­ic Club gym and some stores at C3 Cen­tre, Ste Madeleine. CCTV footage showed that she left in her BMW 5308 hy­brid sedan around 11.30 am. Her hus­band re­port­ed her miss­ing when she did not re­turn home.

On that night, San Fer­nan­do CID and South­ern Di­vi­sion Task Force found her car aban­doned in the park­ing lot of an apart­ment build­ing at Cy­press Hills, Union Hall. Her kid­nap­pers con­tact­ed her fam­i­ly and de­mand­ed a ran­som for her re­turn.

After four days of surveillance and intelligence gathering, police intercepted a white Nissan AD Wagon along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in El Socorro and rescued Pollonais.

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