Last two escapees held!!

The two last prison escapees have been recaptured.

Olatungi Denbow and Michael Findley were held by a joint team representing the Special Operations Respond Team (SORT) and the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, just before 6pm today.

They were recaptured in South Oropouche, just before Moruga.

Authorities say the men were making plans to travel to Venezuela when they were captured.

The exact circumstances surrounding their recapture are not yet clear but we will have further updates later.

Up until Friday, sev­er­al arms of law en­force­ment in­clud­ing the army spent sev­er­al hours in Laven­tille in an an­ti-crime ex­er­cise hop­ing to flush out the two es­capees.

The po­lice, in­clud­ing of­fi­cers from the Port of Spain Task Force, In­ter-Agency Task Force(IATF), Guard and Emer­gency Branch(GEB), searched homes in East­ern Quar­ry, Laven­tille, af­ter re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion.

Den­bow and Find­lay along with six oth­er men es­caped from the Gold­en Grove Re­mand Yard Prison in Arou­ca on May 15.

The six oth­er es­capees were held with­in 24 hours of their es­cape.

Den­bow and Find­lay were among five ar­rest­ed and charged for the Feb­ru­ary 2016 dou­ble mur­ders of con­struc­tion work­ers An­dre La Touche and Abi­o­la Noel.

Den­bow, in an al­leg­ed state­ment re­leased on so­cial me­dia af­ter to last Wednes­day’s prison break from the Gold­en Grove Re­mand Yard Prison, said he had been locked up three years due to an al­leg­ed, col­lab­o­ra­tion by cor­rupt po­lice and a pro­fes­sion­al paid state wit­ness.

A $50,000 re­ward was of­fered by Crime Stop­pers for in­for­ma­tion that would lead to the re­cap­ture of the two es­capees who po­lice have de­scribedas armed and very dan­ger­ous. 

- with reporting by Mark Bassant

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