Police rescued a 19-year-old kidnap victim from a garden camp in Rio Claro on Wednesday and arrested a 20-year-old suspect.

The victim had been missing since March 29.

The rescue took place after officers of the Rio Claro CID and Task Force conducted surveillance work in the San Pedro area and received information which led them to the camp.

Around 6.15 am on Wednesday, the officers went to Sydney Trace, Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro, where they found the camp about 200 feet off the roadway.

When the suspect saw the police he tried to run, but the police apprehended him.

Police said the suspect had a pistol with an extended magazine loaded with 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

The victim was extracted from the camp and taken to the medical health centre.

She had minor bruises on her body.

The woman’s jewelry was found in the suspect’s possession.

The suspect, of Long Circular Road, Dibe, St James, is expected to be charged with several offences.

The Anti-Kidnapping Unit and Cunupia CID personnel were also at the scene.

Among the officers involved in the exercise and investigation were Senior Supt Khan, ASP Jankie, Insp Ragbir, Insp Callender, Sgt Daniel, Sgt Maharaj, Cpl Dowlat, WPC Mohan and PC Persad.