Four held for robbery of Father Harvey; priest's watch recovered

Four men have been held for the robbery of Roman Catholic priest Father Clyde Harvey.

They are expected to be charged as soon as this evening or tomorrow for the attack at a church in Gonzales, Belmont.

One of the men was held yesterday, while three others were arrested around 3 o’clock this morning, all in the Laventille area.

Officers of the Besson Street Police Station led by ASP Ajith Persad recovered Father Harvey's watch but could not find the $1000 taken from him.

18-year-old hospitalised after shootout with police in Chaguanas; 7 arrested

A shootout with armed bandits, along Endeavour Road, Chaguanas, ended with the arrest of seven persons and the seizure of a pistol, a quantity of ammunition and two fake guns, police say in a statement.

The drama unfolded around 11:45 pm on Thursday 8th June, 2017, when officers of the Cunupia CID, on mobile patrol in the Cunupia district and acting on information, intercepted a white AD wagon, with seven male occupants.

The suspects were allegedly on their way to rob a bar at Jerningham Junction, Cunupia.

Eight detained in Morvant protests; reports of residents shooting at police not true

Police say a heavy police presence is being maintained in the Morvant District, following fiery protests by residents earlier today, purportedly over utilities and jobs, which resulted in eight persons being detained.

According to a statement by the Police Service, the action of residents had brought traffic to a standstill, but with the intervention of police, law and order were restored, enabling a resumption in the free flow of traffic.

Two men held with estimated $18 million in cocaine in Arouca

Police have arrested two men in Arouca with an estimated $18 million worth of cocaine.

The information on the arrest is still not clear but reports indicate that they were held at a house on Davis Street, Arouca this morning.

The cocaine is said to have weighed 13 kilogrammes.

One of the men held is said to have been charged in September 2009 with the possession of 20 kilogrammes of marijuana.

We will have more on this report when we get further details.

Five arrested for possession of drugs, arms, ammunition

Police arrested five persons and seized a quantity of arms, ammunition and narcotics, following an anti-crime exercise in the North Eastern Division, a police statement says.

Between, 3 pm and 8 pm, on Thursday 6th April, 2017, officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force and CID, conducted the exercise in the Sea Lots area.

Several abandoned houses were searched and resulted in the discovery of several packets of compressed marijuana, weighing 8.2 kilogrammes with an estimated street value of $150,000.

19 arrested for possession of arms, ammunition, drugs, shootings & other offences

A Sangre Grande man has been arrested for possession of a weapon, ammunition and illegal drugs.

Police say a roving road check duty was conducted in the Sangre Grande district between the hours of 12 pm and 5 pm, on Friday 31st March, 2017, under the supervision of Insp (Ag.) Lutchman and including Cpl Harper, PC Sankar and other personnel of the Eastern Division Task Force and CID.

At around 1:30pm, while at Five Acres, Sahadeen Trace, Vega De Oropouche, the party of officers observed Kurt Garcia, 22, acting suspiciously as he walked along the said roadway.

Seven arrested for illegal gambling

Seven people have been arrested for gambling in a common gaming house during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Princes Town. 

Police say that between the hours of 4pm and 7pm on Friday 31st March, 2017, officers from the Princes Town Police Station, arrested five men and one woman for gambling in a common gaming house, while one man was arrested for using premises as a common gaming house, without a license.

One roulette machine and four wall-mounted game devices were also seized. 

Man held with Thompson sub-machine gun in St Augustine

Police have arrested a man in possession of a sub-machine gun in St Augustine.

According to reports, around 5:30pm Thursday, officers were proceeding south along St. John Road, St. Augustine, when they observed a Blue Nissan B-14 - registration PBB 9112 - at a standstill along the road.

The officers approached the vehicle which then sped off.

The police gave chase and subsequently intercepted same vehicle a short distance away.

After carrying out a search of the said vehicle, officers found and seized a Thompson sub-machine gun .45 calibre. 

Trini man jailed for two years in Barbados for drug trafficking

 A 54-year-old Trinidad national has been sentenced to two years in jail in Barbados, after he appeared in the District “B’ Magistrates’ Court on a number of drug charges, the Barbados Today has reported.

Dexter Taylor was arrested on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport from Port-of-Spain last Friday after a search revealed three packages of cocaine hidden in false compartments of a haversack he was carrying.

He was later charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cocaine.

Former police officer arrested while in company of suspected drug dealer

A retired police constable has been arrested after being found in possession of an illegal firearm while in the presence of a known drug dealer.

Police say the officer, who was attached to the Western Division before he left the service, was held last night while driving "convoy style" from Maracas Bay along the North Coast Road.

The officer was in the presence of a man police say has been on their radar as someone they suspect is involved in the narcotics trade.

The officer is currently in police custody.