Crime

Two charged with murder of Santa Cruz man

Two men will appear before the Port of Spain 8th Magistrates’ Court, charged with the murder of Anthony Sammy. 

Davis Charles, 30, of Assign Avenue, Bourg Mulatresse, San Juan and Jimall Gibbs, 28, of Thompson Lane, Lower Santa Cruz, were charged with murder after advice was received from the Director
of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Monday 3rd April, 2017. 

Sammy, 38, was killed by gunmen who stormed his Santa Cruz home, on Sunday 15th January, 2017.

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'Krysis' wants deal before giving info

Abdul “Krysis” Wakeel won’t “sing” until he gets what he wants.

The Unruly Isis member won’t come forward with information about issues in Enterprise, Chaguanas, unless proper arrangements are made to receive it and the State agrees not to engage in intimidation, coercion or prosecution, says Islamic front leader Umar Abdullah.

“These (conditions) are necessary because giving that sort of information is very risky - we know what happens to witnesses,” Abdullah told the T&T Guardian yesterday.

Double-murder in Laventille

Police are at this time investigating a double-murder in Laventille.

Two men were shot dead as they drove along Belgrove Street, Laventille.

The two men were located in the driver's seat and passenger's seat of the vehicle.

A picture of the two men bleeding from their heads is being circulated online.

The photo shows the men, both dressed in black t-shirts slumped towards each other, both partially covered in blood.

This is the fourth case of shooting incidents that took the lives of two or more people in the last 10 days.

37-year-old St James man held with gun, ammunition, drugs

A 37-year-old St James man is now in police custody, after he was found to be in possession of a weapon and a quantity of ammunition and narcotics.

Police say that around 2:15 pm on Sunday 2nd April, 2017, a party of officers on mobile patrol in the St James Police district, responded to a report of two men conducting narcotic sales at Dundonald Hill.

On seeing the officers, the two men ran off.

One of the suspects was apprehended a short distance away, while the second man managed to escape.

Police destroy $14.6 million in marijuana

Police have destroyed marijuana with a street value of $14.6 million dollars in an eradication exercise, in the St. Joseph.

A police statement says the exercise took place on March 28th, 2017 and was carried out at Wharf Trace, Maracas, under the supervision of Inspector Teewarie.

It involved officers from the Organised Crime, Narcotics and Firearms Bureau, the Air Support Unit and members of the Northern Division Task Force.

16 charged with driving under the influence over the weekend

Sixteen motorists were arrested and charged with driving under the influence following traffic exercises in the Southwestern Division over the weekend, a police statement said.

The first exercise, which took place in the San Fernando district between 11pm on Friday 31st March, 2017 and 5am on Saturday 1st April, 2017, resulted in a total of 65 persons being administered breathalyser tests.

Of those tested, 11 persons were arrested and charged with the offence of driving under the influence.

19 arrested for possession of arms, ammunition, drugs, shootings & other offences

A Sangre Grande man has been arrested for possession of a weapon, ammunition and illegal drugs.

Police say a roving road check duty was conducted in the Sangre Grande district between the hours of 12 pm and 5 pm, on Friday 31st March, 2017, under the supervision of Insp (Ag.) Lutchman and including Cpl Harper, PC Sankar and other personnel of the Eastern Division Task Force and CID.

At around 1:30pm, while at Five Acres, Sahadeen Trace, Vega De Oropouche, the party of officers observed Kurt Garcia, 22, acting suspiciously as he walked along the said roadway.

Police arrest 25-year-old San Fernando man for illicit drug possession

A 25-year-old San Fernando man has been charged with possession of illicit drugs.

Police says that around 3:45am on Saturday 1st April, 2017, officers attached to the San Fernando CID, acting upon information received, carried out the arrest.

They say 25-year-old Kerry Perrot, aka "Mammoo", was stopped and searched by officers along Quenca Street, San Fernando, in the vicinity of Southern Medical Clinic.

The officers subsequently found 15.5 grammes of cocaine and 3.7 grammes of marijuana in his possession.

Seven arrested for illegal gambling

Seven people have been arrested for gambling in a common gaming house during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Princes Town. 

Police say that between the hours of 4pm and 7pm on Friday 31st March, 2017, officers from the Princes Town Police Station, arrested five men and one woman for gambling in a common gaming house, while one man was arrested for using premises as a common gaming house, without a license.

One roulette machine and four wall-mounted game devices were also seized. 

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