It was described as a drug deal gone sour!
On December 31, Richie Ramdass, 24, of Preysal, Trinidad, was shot dead minutes after the bullet-riddled body of a Venezuelan national was found in a rental vehicle in St Lucia.
According to a police report in St Lucia, at about 10 pm, police officers of the Southern Criminal Investigations Department, received a report of a possible homicide occurring along the St Jude’s Highway at Cantonment, Vieux Fort.
Police found the body of Venezuelan national, Vincente Jose Mendoza Pacheco, 26. He was shot several times.
An undisclosed amount of United States currency and a firearm were also recovered and seized.
The body of Ramdass was found nearby.
He was also shot several times. Investigating officers believe that the double murder was drug-related.
One of Ramdass’ relatives said he was self-employed and worked hard for his money. The relative described Ramdass as a fun-loving and outdoor person, who knew everyone from all parts of Trinidad.
However, the relative denied that Ramdass was involved in drugs. It has come as a great surprise to relatives.
Arrangements are being made to have Ramdass’ body returned to Trinidad for burial.