However, around 2.30 pm, Espinoza contacted the landlord, saying that he was at one of the KFC outlets in San Fernando and would meet him at King’s Wharf.
The landlord told police he waited until 12.30 am but no one came to meet him.
He reported further that he was later he got a call from another Venezuelan migrant who claimed to have received two phone calls.
One of the callers spoke in English and the second caller spoke Spanish.
Both callers indicated that the landlord should contact the families of Espinoza and Guitte and inform them that if they want the couple to be released, they should get six kilogrammes of cocaine.
The landlord reported the incident to officers at San Fernando Police Station, who began searching for the couple.
Espinoza is five feet, six inches tall and was wearing a pair of orange three-quarter pants and a black and white T-shirt when he was last seen.
Guitte is five feet, five inches tall, medium built, with long hair and a light brown complexion.
She was last seen wearing a pair of blue jeans pants and a pair of grey sneakers.
Police are asking anyone with information on the couple’s whereabouts to contact the nearest police station.
Trinidad and Tobago has offered Venezuelan nationals an amnesty allowing them to live and work here for an initial period of six months, which can be extended to a year, because of the neighbouring country’s poor economic and social fabric.
However, several Venezuelan nationals have been the victims of criminal activities.