Police have arrested over 258 persons in connection with various offences including gang activity, shootings, outstanding warrants and gun and narcotics possession, a statement by the Police Service said.
The statement said that over 4,500 police officers across the nine police divisions have engaged in anti-crime exercises over the past 72 hours, conducting patrols, stop and searches and operations critical to treating with matters of crime and criminal activities across the country.
Daniel Felix Reyes a 21-year-old labourer from Ste. Madeleine has been sentenced to 24 months of hard labour after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Reyes, of Coquette Street, Ste. Madeleine was charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on February 12th.
A new plot has been uncovered to assassinate Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith by two incarcerated gang leaders and one of their associates.
Intelligence sources say the contract to kill was connected to the human trafficking bust which occurred last Wednesday.
The information is compiled in a confidential report prepared by the Special Operations Response Team on February 8.
Valentine's Day, considered a day of love, brought sorrow and hurt to the family of a 53-year-old partially blind woman after she was found with clothing covering her face and electrical cord tied around her neck. She later succumbed to her injuries at the Sangre Grande Hospital.
The woman was found lying on the floor of her kitchen around 8. 15 am.
A 58-year-old grandmother, who was shot by a stray bullet while lying on her couch at her Pleasantville home almost two weeks ago, has succumbed to her injuries.
Charmayne Gray died on Wednesday evening at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Complaining about the crime situation yesterday, her son Adrian Williams, 31, called for justice.
He said his mother, whose right leg was amputated above the knee due to complications from diabetes a few years ago, did not deserve to die that way.
Three residents from the Sealots and Beetham communities who go by the nicknames Burkie, Dole and Spanish have been taken in by police in raids this morning,
The raids are part of the ongoing Red Alert activity taking place by the police.
The men are assisting the police in their investgations into recent crime in the area.
We will have further information on this later.
People who are blinded in loyalty to their respective gang leaders and others in the community will be arrested should they move to block roads and protest.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith made this clear to people who condone gang activities and seek to defend gang leaders and members in their respective communities. He spoke at a news conference yesterday.
Homicide detectives have wrapped up their investigations into the 2018 murder of Parliament clerk Marianna Moonisar.
On Thursday, senior officers of the Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region Three, passed on their file to their legal officer.
It was expected to be submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for instructions on whether or not to charge the 24-year-old Claxton Bay labourer who was accused of the crime.
A 31-year-old suspect is due to appear before a Couva Magistrate, charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Govinda Maharaj of Claxton Bay, was arrested by officers on Tuesday during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Claxton Bay area.
The reputed head of the Rasta City gang from the Beetham community has been taken into custody by police in an ongoing anti-gang operation which began on Wednesday.
He was held just before 3pm today.
This is the third reputed gang leader held in the last couple days.
We will have more on this later.