TTPS: 11 Venezuelans in Police custody from Tzar raid

An official statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is confirming that 11 of  the  38  Venezuelans  detained  on  Tuesday  morning  at  the  Tzar Nightclub in Woodbrook, are still in custody and are being interrogated by police officers.

Municipal Police nab would-be kidnapper

A 23-year-old man from Cap-De-Ville, Point Fortin, was taken into custody yesterday, following his botched attempt at a kidnapping of a 10-year-old school child.

According to reports, members of the Point Fortin Municipal Police were instrumental in his arrest.

Woman killed in Enterprise

The sister of a woman police officer was killed in front of her home in Enterprise, as she was leaving to drop her teen daughter to school, early on Thursday morning.

Reports are that 38-year-old Alana Mohammed was reversing her black Toyota Corrolla out of her yard at Dass Branch Road, when gunmen opened fire on her.

The car was shot up more than six times.

Alana Mohammed was fatally struck. Her daughter, 14, was shot and wounded.

The daughter, accompanied by her father—who is a car business owner—was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Government looks at EyeDetectors

There is a new tech­nol­o­gy that us­es your eyes to de­tect when you are ly­ing.

It is some­thing the gov­ern­ment is said to be look­ing to in­cor­po­rate in the law en­force­ment sys­tem.

Student almost kidnapped on way to school

The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion has launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to an al­leged at­tempt­ed kid­nap­ping out­side the Fan­ny Vil­lage Gov­ern­ment Pri­ma­ry School, Point Fortin, ear­li­er to­day.

In­di­cat­ing the in­ci­dent had been brought to his at­ten­tion short­ly af­ter it re­port­ed­ly oc­curred, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter An­tho­ny Gar­cia said he im­me­di­ate­ly in­struct­ed the School Su­per­vi­sor to com­pile a thor­ough and com­pre­hen­sive re­port on the in­ci­dent.

Coryal Man Charged with Murder

A  Coryal  man  is  expected  to  appear  before  an  Arima  Magistrate  today, charged with the murder of Paul Carrera, which occurred on Friday 31 January 2020.

Following advice received from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on Tuesday 11 February 2020, murder charges were laid against 45-year-old GLEN JOSEPH of Carmichael Village, Coryal.

Another killing in Cocorite

Twelve days after a murder occurred at Harding Place in Cocorite, another man was gunned down on Tuesday morning in the same spot.

According to a police report, Brian Taitt was at a parlour at about 3 am, when he was approached by a gunman who shot and killed him. 

The gunman then escaped.

A motive is yet to be established in that killing.

Foreign nationals get hard labour for fraud

Two foreign nationals  have  been  sentenced to  two years’  hard labour for fraud.

The accused—SIMON  EDUARDO  FARIAS ROMERO,  a  Venezuelan national,  and  FRANCISCO  JAVIER  GIL  RIVERA  a  Mexican national—both appeared  before  Her  Worship  Adia  Mohammed  on Tuesday  11 February  2020.

They pleaded  guilty  to  the  charge of trafficking in counterfeit cards.

No survivors in Rancho Quemado shooting

Police have identified the four people killed in yesterday’s shooting in Rancho Quemado.

They are: 21-year-old Shaquille Dottin, 17-year-old Jabari Toby, and 17-year-old Alafia Augustine of Alexander Village, Santa Flora; and 28-year-old Anthony Alexander of Claxton Bay.

Police are probing whether the murders were drug-related.

According to reports, the men were seated in a silver Wagon at a house in Rancho Quemado, when at about 6 pm, two gunmen opened fire on them.

Erin police responded to reports of the shooting and found Dottin, Toby and Alexander dead.