A massive search is currently underway for a hairdresser, who has been kidnapped.

Reports say that around 8;15 this morning, 34 year old Ria Sookdeo of Picton extension Diamond village, dropped off her children at Picton Presbyterian school but was blocked by a heavily tinted xtrail vehicle as she was about to leave.

Reports say a man wearing a police operational uniform came out of the Xtrail and forced Sookdeo into to vehicle and drove away.

The police were contacted and a search is on-going.


A 34-year-old man is expected to be placed on identification parades today after he was allegedly held with a semi-automatic pistol and 59 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

According to police reports, officers of the Tunapuna CID and the Northern Division Task Force, received actionable intel from members of the public which led them to a home along Hendrickson Street, Tunapuna.

Looptt.com reports that, at the location, the officers executed a search warrant in the presence of the man and they allegedly found and seized a Glock pistol in the home.

As a result of the find, the weapon was seized and the man detained.