Burkie arrested during Sea Lots exercise

Sea Lots com­mu­ni­ty leader Cedric Burke, al­so known as Burkie, has been tak­en in­to cus­tody fol­low­ing a po­lice ex­er­cise in the area Wednes­day morn­ing.

Guardian Me­dia un­der­stands that var­i­ous arms of the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice con­duct­ed an ex­er­cise around sev­en this morn­ing in the com­mu­ni­ty when Burke was al­leged­ly found to be in pos­ses­sion of a large quan­ti­ty of mon­ey. He was sub­se­quent­ly tak­en in­to cus­tody pend­ing fur­ther in­quiries.


Present dur­ing the ex­er­cise were of­fi­cers of the Guard and Emer­gency Branch, IATF, FIU, SORT and mem­bers of the K-9 unit.

At this time, there is no in­di­ca­tion that any­one else was tak­en in­to cus­tody.

The home of a boat own­er who was want­ed by po­lice in con­nec­tion with the mur­der of WPC Nyasha Charles in 2017 was al­so searched.

More on this sto­ry as in­for­ma­tion comes to hand.

Reporter: Rishard Khan

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