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