Five Escape From Immigration Detention Center in Trinidad

Two of the escapees: Jose Luis Ramirez Yanez (L) and Ryan Badal (R). (Immigration Detention Centre only provided 2 photos to the TTPS)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Police and immigration officials are search for five foreigners, including two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals who escaped from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Wallerfield, east of here, earlier this week.

Police said that Krishna Bailey, a 22-year-old Jamaican national and 23-year-old Guyanese national, Ryan Badal, and three Venezuelan nationals: Rodney Noel Reyes Mendoza23, Jose Luis Ramirez Yanez, 27, and 32-year-old Luis Carlos Sifontes, escaped from the facility on Thursday.

The authorities are urging the public to assist in the re-capture of the detainees, adding that the “manhunt” is still ongoing.

At 11:30 pm on Thursday 20 December, Cpl. Jeanville and a party of officers attached to the Arima Criminal Investigations Department (CID) received a report of escaped detainees and visited the Centre to conduct enquiries.

While there, officers received valuable information about how the detainees escaped and immediately launched a manhunt.

The five men were last seen at 3 pm on Thursday.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the escapees is encouraged to contact the police at 999, 555, 911, 800-TIPS or any police station or text/WhatsApp 482-GARY (4279).