The Ministry of National Security is warning citizens not to attempt to replace their ill-gained funds with clean money as the country transitions from old to new $100 notes.
In a statement issued Tuesday, the Ministry reminded citizens of provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act Chapter 11:27 as amended.
A member of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today, charged with multiple offences, including shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
JAMAL BLAKE, of San Juan, is also charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm to endanger life and possession of ammunition to endanger life, arising out of an incident which occurred on Wednesday 4 December 2019, in the San Juan district.
Two Venezuelans were shot and wounded within a three-day period in two separate incidents.
In the latest incident, at about 4 am on Tuesday, a Venezuelan man was walking along Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook when a gunman approached him and attempted to rob him.
Police say the victim attempted to run away but was shot in the leg four times. The attacker then ran off.
The victim was taken to the Port of Spain General Hospital where he was treated and warded in a stable condition.
Quick work by officers of the Four Roads Police Station resulted in the arrest of a bandit and the recovery of a quantity of cash, which had been stolen minutes earlier from a female victim in the Diego Martin district.
According to official police reports, the victim was walking along the walkover of the Diego Martin highway around 11:15am, on Tuesday 10 December 2019, when she was accosted by a man who grabbed a black bag containing a quantity of cash from her.
The man then made his escape on foot into Cuthbert Circular.
The woman whose body was found in Cunupia last week has been positively identified as 26-year-old Jana-Marie Moore, of Phase 6, La Horquetta.
The body was identified by Moore’s father at the Forensic Science Centre in St James on Tuesday.
Last Thursday, at about 2.15 pm, police officers received an anonymous call about the body.
They went to the location where they found the body in some bushes about 20 feet off from Ramcharitar Trace.
The woman's body bore multiple gunshot wounds to the face and upper body, and her hands were bound and her mouth gagged.
Investigations are continuing into the motive behind yesterday’s killing of Jmari Villaruel, in Troumacaque in Laventille.
The incident reportedly occurred at 5:30 p.m. Reports are that the victim was ambushed as he was liming at Hitler Trace, and was shot multiple times.
Police said that Jmari Villaruel, also known as "Pokey", hailed from Beetham Gardens and was well known by law enforcement.
No arrest has been made and investigations are continuing.
An autopsy is expected to be performed on Jmari Villaruel today, at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
The father of Dana Seetahal murder accused—Rajaee Ali—is said to be in police custody, following his arrest last night.
Sources close to the investigation told Guardian Media that a special unit of the TTPS, acting on information received relative to alleged gang-related activities in the Carapo district, went to the home of Imam Hassan Ali, where he was arrested.
Sources say he currently is being questioned in relation to the alleged gang-related activities.
Four persons were arrested on suspicion of being involved in gang related activities this morning, by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT).
According to official police reports, at about 5:30am, SORT officers, with help from the Canine Branch, were conducting an anti-crime exercise conducted in the D’Abadie district. They were executing several search warrants were executed at different homes for illegal firearms and ammunition.
One Venezuelan national was detained by officers of the Emergency Response Patrol Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, last evening.
According to official police reports, whilst on patrol along Debe Main Road, officers PC Charles and PC Tambie had cause to search a Venezuelan national.
The officers found in his possession, one Beretta pistol with 6 rounds 9mm ammunition.
Officers seized the gun and ammunition and the suspect was arrested and taken to the Barrackpore Police Station.
Enquiries are continuing.