Crime

Firearm and cocaine seized during anti-crime exercise

One man was arrested and a firearm and a quantity of cocaine found during an anti-crime exercise Couva yesterday.

The exercise was conducted under the supervision of Snr. Supt. Hunte, Supt. Mystar, ASP Smith and other members of the Central Division Task Force.

According to police reports, during the exercise, officers searched a bushy area at Calcutta Road #1, where they discovered 420 grammes of cocaine together with one Glock pistol and a magazine.

Guayaguayare man expected to appear in court charged with murder

A Guayaguayare man is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with the 2018 murder of Ronald Mohan. Kerwyn Garcia, 27, of Ferrier Circular, Guayaguayare, was charged with the offence following advice received from the Deputy DPP Mrs. Joan Honore-Paul, on January 27th.

Mr. Mohan, 31, of St. Mary’s Village, Moruga, was found with a gunshot wound to his head on April 21st 2018, at Rochard Douglas Road, Barrackpore.

Tunapuna man charged with murder

A Tunapuna man is expected to appear before a Tunapuna Magistrate today charged with the 2019 murder of Shiloh Collingwood.

Marvin Williams Campbell, aka ‘Minge’, 31, of Monte Grande, Tunapuna, is also charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on January 27th.

According to police reports, Mr. Collingwood, 24, also of Monte Grande, Tunapuna, was at his home on November 22nd 2019, when he was approached by a lone gunman who shot at him several times.

Muslim group supports proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill

The Foun­da­tion of Is­lam­ic Re­lief, Sup­port and Train­ing (FIRST) has ex­pressed sup­port for the new pro­posed An­ti-Ter­ror­ism (Amend­ment) Bill 2020.

The bill, which was re­port­ed on first by the Guardian News­pa­per, out­lines spe­cif­ic mea­sures to treat with na­tion­als who are re­turn­ing from con­flict zones such as Syr­ia and oth­er Mid­dle East coun­tries.

Eight people charged for Sexual Offences in CPU, SORT Operation

The Child Protection Unit (CPU) is strongly urging citizens with information on child abuse to report it to the nearest police station, or to the CPU, to ensure that an investigation into such cases are launched immediately.

The renewed appeal comes as seven men and one woman were nabbed in an intelligence-led exercise over the weekend, by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU), the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the Tobago Task Force.

Unidentified man killed in Laventille

An unidentified man was gunned down on Monday night in Laventille.

According to a police report, at about 7.20 pm, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force responded to the sound of gunshots at Cashville, in the Eastern Quarry area.

On arrival, they found the body of an unidentified man lying on the roadway.

Police said he was shot multiple times.

The body was clad in a green jersey, a pair of long black jeans and a pair of black sneakers.

Three charged for possession of firearm and ammunition

Critical action by officers of the Special Operations Response team led to the arrest and prosecution of three suspects and the seizure of a firearm along with a quantity of ammunition and marijuana in the D’Abadie area this morning.

According to police reports, at around 10:15 am on January 27th, officers acting on intelligence executed a search warrant for firearms and ammunition at a residence on Boys Lane, D’Abadie.

Arms and ammo seized in Central Division exercise

An anti-crime exercise yesterday in Central Division has resulted in the seizure of several firearms and ammunition.

According to police reports, around 3.30 pm on Sunday, a party of officers attached to the Central Division proceeded to Union Village in Felicity near a public cemetery, where in a bushy area, they found a silver and black coloured metal object resembling a firearm.

Murder-Suicide in Couva

Police have confirmed a murder-suicide in Couva, this morning.

According to reports, around 7.58 am, a 31-year-old woman was shot dead by her estranged husband as she exited her vehicle at her work place, Venture Credit Union, located along Noel Street, Couva.

The suspect then turned the gun on himself.

The woman has been identified as a loans officer named Naila Singh.

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