The murder figure for the month of December has climbed to 21 following the killings of three people in separate incidents in the space of 24 hours.
In the latest incident, a forty-five-year-old woman was found with a gunshot wound at the back of her head at a house located along john peters road, Chaguanas around 6 am this morning.
19-year-old Marcus Mahabir appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate Court charged with the murder of Mahendra Moonsammy.
The following is a press release from the TTPS:
A Gasparillo man has appeared before a Princes Town Magistrate, charged with the murder of Mahendra Moonsammy, which occurred on Sunday 2nd July, 2017.
A 52-year-old Couva man has been charged by police with drug possession for the purpose of trafficking.
The following is a press release by the TTPS:
This country has recorded 2 double murders in the last 24 hours.
The first incident is reported to have occurred around 9 pm on Sunday.
CNC3 news understands that Jamal Modest and Mota Ali were walking along Barton Lane when they were accosted by a gunman. The assailant opened fire hitting Modest and Ali about the body.
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.
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.