Crime

Two arrested for rigging ATMs

Two men have been arrested for rigging ATMs.

The arrest occurred at about 4:30 pm on Sunday, at the Trincity Mall.

According to official police reports, officers of the Fraud Squad Task Force, acting on intelligence, went to Trincity Mall’s Scotiabank Automated Transfer Machine (ATM), where they observed that the machine was rigged with a foreign device.

The officers surveyed the area and witnessed two men approach the machine and remove the device.

The men were arrested and found to be in possession of over 21 counterfeit cards.

Barrackpore man held with gun and ammunition

One man was arrested and a firearm and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Southern Division, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Barrackpore district last night.

Officers were on mobile patrol in the district around 10:00 pm, on December 12th, when, based on information received, they had cause to proceed to New Colonial Road.

According to police reports, there, they observed a man standing at the side of the road, acting suspiciously.

Upon seeing the officers, the man ran off.

Police detain three involved in fight

Three men were arrested and three cutlasses seized by officers of the Southern Division following a report of a physical altercation which occurred in the Barrackpore district last night.

Officers were on mobile patrol in the Barrackpore and Princes Town around 7:00 pm yesterday when they responded to a report of a fight along New Colonial Road.

On arrival at the scene, officers had cause to arrest three suspects who were armed with cutlasses.

Couva man charged with possession of guns and ammunition

One man was arrested and two firearms and quantities of ammunition and cash seized by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Central Division.

Marlon Boodramaka ‘Boozie’, of Mc Bean Village, Couva, was arrested on December 12th and charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, by SORT officers, on that same date.

He is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today to answer to the charges.

Teen murdered by masked man

A teenager was killed by a "Gorilla" in Tunapuna on Thursday.

According to a police report, at about 3.50 pm, 18-year-old Kwami Lambert was shot multiple times by a man wearing a green gorilla mask.

Lambert was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex where he died while undergoing treatment.

A motive is yet to be established for the killing.

Investigations are ongoing

 

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Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

Three police officers charged with misbehaviour in public office

Three Police Officers from the Penal Police Station were arrested and charged yesterday for misbehaviour in Public Office.

According to police reports, it is alleged that the three police officers went to the premises of the victim in the Penal district and threatened to fabricate evidence against him if he did not pay them $3,500.

A report was made to the Professional Standards Bureau and investigations were conducted.

As a result of the investigations, advice was received from the Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard SC to charge the officers.

Gang leader's son in police custody

The son of a well-known gang leader currently is in police custody.

The suspect was detained by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) in Couva  just after 9 this morning.

Senior intelligence sources told Guardian Media that police recovered one firearm and ammunition so far at a house in Sonny Ladoo Trace, Mc Bean Couva.

Police also seized more than $50,000 in cash.

The operation was driven by intelligence obtained by SORT and is ongoing.

The detained man’s father currently is in prison.

Gang leader’s son detained by police

The son of a well known gang leader who is behind bars was detained by officers of the Special Operations Response Team in Couva  just after 9am.

Senior intelligence sources told Guardian Media that police  recovered one firearm and ammunition so far at the location in Sonny Ladoo Trace, Mc Bean Couva.

Police also seized more than $50,000 in cash. The operation was driven by intelligence obtained by SORT and is ongoing. More infornation will be posted as it comes to GML.

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Story by MARK BASSANT

Ministry issues reminder on money laundering charges

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.

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