Courts

$10.5 million bail for three brothers following $23 million drug bust

Two Claxton Bay brothers have been granted a total of $10.5 million bail after they were charged with cocaine and marijuana trafficking valued at over $23 million and possession of firearm and ammunition.

A third accused, who was jointly charged with the siblings, was advised to apply to a judge in chambers for bail.

The charges were laid against the men after they appeared before a Couva magistrate yesterday.

Break-in at Courts store in St James

Police are probing a break-in at the Courts Store at the corner of the St James Main Road and Long Circular Road in St James.

The break-in occurred sometime during the night.

The bandit or bandits broke the glass of the front door to gain entry to the establishment.

Several mobile phones, laptops and other electronic items were stolen.

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Bandits rob Courts of $100,000 in electronic items

Thieves carted away close to $100,000 in electronic items from Court's Trinidad Limited, located at High Street and Chancery Lane, San Fernando this morning.

The bandits smashed a large glass window pane located on Chancery Lane, to gain entry into the building. 

Police responded to a call around 2.30 am and when they arrived, discovered several electronic items, including tablets and computers missing.

Officers are hoping that CCTV cameras from in the store and nearby buildings will be able to assist them in the arrest of the perpetrators and recovery of the items.