Four charged in Westmoorings drug bust

Four of the five peo­ple ar­rest­ed in con­nec­tion with a $15 m drug bust in the up­scale res­i­den­tial dis­trict of West­moor­ings on Tues­day will be charged for pos­ses­sion of il­le­gal drugs with the in­tent to traf­fick.

Krys­tiana Sankar, the for­mer step-daugh­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young, will face ad­di­tion­al charges of pos­ses­sion of a loaded .38 re­volver which was re­cov­ered from a safe in her bed­room at the Re­gents Gar­dens apart­ment.

A high-lev­el team of of­fi­cers from the Or­gan­ised Crime and In­tel­li­gence Unit, led by ASP Micheal Veronique, led in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­to the mat­ter and con­sult­ed by Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions Roger Gas­pard SC to­day on the strength of the ev­i­dence against the four sus­pects.

A fifth sus­pect, who was ar­rest­ed away from the scene, dri­ving a black BMW, was not charged.

The drug bust in­volved sev­er­al spe­cialised units in the T&T Po­lice Ser­vice with field op­er­a­tions un­der the com­mand of Sgt Mark Her­nan­dez of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team.

The sus­pects are ex­pect­ed to ap­pear be­fore a Port-of-Spain Mag­is­trate on Fri­day. There is ex­pect­ed to be a high­er than usu­al se­cu­ri­ty pres­ence out­side the court for their ap­pear­ance.

Read full de­tails in to­mor­row's Guardian news­pa­per.

Reporter: Darren Bahaw

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