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