The engines stolen and taken away on a boat after a bloody attack on Guayaguayare fishermen on Tuesday have been found by Venezuelan military officers in the coastal town of Perdanales in that country.
With the help of Interpol, officers from Trinidad went by sea to Venezuela on Friday with several victims to identify their property kept at a Guardia Nacionale base.
Police also have the identity of three of the thieves who raided the fishing depot near the Guayaguayare seawall in the pre-dawn incident.
Seven fishermen were tied up and beaten by the men, who forced the depot owner to open a steel door leading to the six engines worth $150,000.
The thieves are said to be part of an organised gang operating around Trinidad, stealing high-powered engines to sell on the black market, the Express was told.
Monday, August 14, 2006