Prison officer arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into prison

A prison officer with 19 years experience has been arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs into prison.

CNC3 understands the 41-year-old officer was arrested at his Princes Town home last evening after extensive enquiries were conducted.

Reports are, the officer allegedly went to the Frederick street prison on Saturday night with 2.5 kilos of packaged marijuana.

The officer then reported to his seniors on duty that he was forced to bring the drugs in for a prisoner.

Shop owner killed in Chase Village

Bandits shot and killed the owner of a shop in Chase village.

Police are said to be processing the scene. Sources say 33-year-old ashram Ramnath was at his Chandanagore road home when at 3 am gunmen stormed his property.

It is believed Mr. Ramnath put up a fight and was shot in the chest.

He died on the spot. 

Speaking with CNC3, MP for the area Ramona Ramdial is calling on authorities to do more.

Venezuelan National Charged with possession of ammunition

A Venezuelan national exected to appear in court today charged with possession of ammunition.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A Venezuelan national is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with possession of a quantity of ammunition. 

Man charged for sexually touching 13 year old girl

A 34-year-old Belmont man has been charged with sexually touching a 13-year-old girl.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A Belmont man was granted $80,000 bail, after appearing before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with two counts of sexual touching against a 13-year-old girl.

The offences are alleged to have taken place during the period, February 1st 2017 and February 28th 2017.

432 murders for the year so far

This country has recorded its 432nd murder for the year so far, the latest 39-year-old Marlon John.

John was shot at Pashley Street Laventille last night but succumbed to his injuries this morning.

And Couva police are on the hunt for the armed assailants who shot and killed 24-year-old Nishad Radhay at his Couva home this morning.

Radhay, a popular doubles vendor was outside his Cameron Street home preparing for the day's sale when he was confronted by two gunmen.

Family of four arrested

A family of four was arrested during an anti-crime exercise in St. Joseph this morning.

The following is a press release by the TTPS:

A family of four was arrested and pistol and a quantity of marijuana seized, by officers of the Northern Division Task Force Area West, during an anti-crime exercise in the St. Joseph district this morning. 

Revolver and ammunition found in plastic bag

Police seized a revolver and ammunition during an anti-crime exercise in Claxton Bay.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

A Taurus revolver and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by officers of the Couva Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Claxton Bay district, Friday night.