Crime

Police destroy 1,000 marijuana plants in Freeport

An eradication exercise in the Freeport district has resulted in over one thousand fully grown marijuana trees, with an estimated street value of $50,000, being destroyed. 

Police say officers of the Freeport Police Station, acting on information received, conducted the exercise between 10 am and 12 noon on Saturday 22nd April, 2017, in the vicinity of Roopsingh Road, Freeport.

No arrests were made in connection with the find.

Cocaine, marijuana, guns seized in San Fernando

Two guns and quantities of cocaine and marijuana, worth over $100,000 in total, have been seized in San Fernando, police said in a statement today.

The statement said that around 3:30 pm on Thursday 20th April, 2017, officers of the San Fernando CID, conducted searches of several boats and abandoned shacks along King’s Wharf, San Fernando.

There, they discovered two Taurus pistols hidden under the wooden floor of a shack.

One of the pistols was fitted with a magazine, containing six rounds of .9mm ammunition.

20-year-old Mt Hope woman among three charged with possession of firearm, ammunition

Anti-crime exercises conducted by officers of the North Eastern Division, have led to three persons being charged, two men being detained and the seizure of three firearms and a quantity of ammunition, a police statement said.

Around 10:50 am on Monday 24th April, 2017, officers of the Rapid Response Unit, intercepted a gold Nissan Almera motorcar, at Croisee, San Juan, with three occupants.

A search of the vehicle yielded one gun and 49 rounds of .9mm ammunition.

Gun, ammunition, drugs found in anti-crime exercises

A gun and quantities of ammunition and drugs have been found, during anti-crime exercises in the Laventille and Port of Spain areas, a police statement said.

Officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, along with officers of the Besson Street, CID and Canine Unit, conducted the exercises, between 6 am and 9:45 am, on Friday 21st April, 2017, at Mulrain Trace, Laventille.

A search of several abandoned lots in the area was conducted, resulting in the discovery of one Beretta pistol, along with a quantity of .9mm ammunition.

Two held with drugs, gun, ammunition after running stopped light

Police have arrested and charged two men for narcotics, weapon possession and ammunition offences after they ran a stop light.

Around 3 am on Friday 21st April, 2017, whilst on mobile patrol, officers attached to the Penal Police Station under Cpls Andrews and Ramlal, observed a silver Nissan Tiida breaching a traffic light along the S.S Erin Road, Penal.

The officers caused the vehicle to come to a stop and observed the two male occupants behaving suspiciously.

14-year-old boy held with gun, ammunition

A 14-year-old boy was held with a gun and .9mm ammunition earlier today.

Reports state the boy, a Form Two student of the Curepe Secondary School was held by police around 2:50pm.

Officers of the Sangre Grande Task Force were on patrol along the Valencia by-pass road when they saw a young man walking. 

The teen of Antigua Road, Wallerfield, on seeing the police vehicle began running.

Finding the reaction suspicious, the police pursued him.

Police seize 2.2 kilos of marijuana in Biche, arrest one man

Eastern Division police have seized over two kilogrammes of marijuana during an anti-crime exercise.

Police say that on Wednesday 19th April, 2017, Inspector Jankie, Sgt Samaroo and Cpl Bhim coordinated an anti-crime exercise in the Biche district, which led to one man being arrested and the seizure of 2.2 kilogrammes of marijuana.

During the exercise, officers attached to the Biche Police Station had cause to stop and search a black Mazda BT50 truck along the Cunapo Southern Main Road.

55-year-old Penal man murdered

A Penal man has been killed. 

Reports indicate that 55-year-old David Ramsingh of Matura avenue was attacked by another man on Tuesday afternoon.

Reports say that Ramsingh had an altercation earlier that day with the man, during which the man was chopped on the hand.

Later that afternoon the man allegedly went to the victim's home and ambushed Ramsingh while he slept.

The attacker chopped Ramsingh three times on his head, cracking his skull open, he then broke both his legs.

Wallerfield man charged with double murder

A Wallerfield man is to appear before the Arima 1st Magistrates’ Court, charged with the murders of Stephen Tyrell and Kamau Charles, aka ‘Sap’.

Mikhail Mohammed, aka ‘Boxer’, 28, of Mexico Road, Wallerfield, was charged with the murders, after advice was received from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Friday 14th April, 2017.

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