Two men have been arrested for possession of marijuana and narcotic related offences during a road traffic exercise conducted in Four Roads.
According to police reports, during the exercise, officers intercepted a silver SUV at Victoria Avenue, Diego Martin and upon searching the vehicle and its two occupants, the officers discovered a quantity of high-grade marijuana, marijuana in liquid form and several devices/apparatuses for the illicit use of the narcotics.
Six Venezuelan women, between the ages of 19 and 32, whom police believe were victims of a human trafficking ring have been rescued from a home in Diego Martin by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and assisted by several other law enforcement agencies.
During the exercise on Saturday night, a 51-year-old Trinidadian man, a 33-year-old Venezuelan national and two Venezuelan women ages 21 and 24 were arrested and taken to the Central Police Station in Port-of-Spain.
Five police officers, including two senior officers, of the Central Division are now the subject of a police investigation after they allegedly tried to fabricate evidence against four senior members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT).
The incident comes on the heels of an investigation by the elite unit concerning allegations of bribery and leaking sensitive information against Central Division officers.
An air pistol was recovered by officers of the Shirvan Road Police Station following a search at the Tobago Secondary School.
According to police reports, the air pistol is the same weapon seen in the possession of students in a viral social media video.
In the video, teenaged boys were seen holding and playing with the air pistol.
Custodial staff discovered the .177 air pistol in a classroom under a desk at the Secondary School around 5:00 pm on June 27th and notified the principal.
PHOTO: Abraham Diaz
Police officers locked down the WASA regional office in Tacarigua this morning and recovered a quantity of drugs and ammunition.
Sources say a team of officers from the Northern Division along with K-9 Unit went to the compound after receiving a tip-off that there were drugs stashed on the compound.
During the search, police recovered two bags containing marijuana and a quantity of ammunition hidden at the bottom of a mango tree.
The illegal items were removed.
No one was arrested.
Reporter: Mark Bassant
For the third time in less than two years, taxpayers have been forced to compensate a man from Claxton Bay, who claimed to have been repeatedly targeted by a group of police officers.
Mark Victor Hagley, of Southern Main Road, Claxton Bay, received his latest award on Thursday as High Court Master Sherlanne Pierre granted him $200,000 in compensation over an incident in 2010.
Police Commissioner Griffith may already be facing a challenge from the new Police Social and Welfare Association as it relates to the implementation of his polygraph and drug testing policy.
As part of the overall plan to protect the borders, Griffith announced plans to issue polygraph and random drug tests to officers stationed along the South Western peninsula commencing next week.
He said this is to ensure that no officer can compromise the anti-crime efforts.
A 31-year-old worker of the Port of Spain City Corporation was shot dead while purchasing breakfast from a vendor in the capital city on Thursday morning.
According to a police report, the incident occurred at the corner of Quarry and Observatory Streets, at about 7 am.
Police said David Parag of Gilkes Street, St James, had just placed his order of a sandwich when the armed man walked up to him.
Parag made an attempt to run away from the gunman who opened fire on him and then calmly walked away.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of critical medication for patients, including those with terminal illnesses such as cancer, have been stolen from the pharmacy at the St James Medical Complex (SJMC).
In an immediate response to this “tragedy” that struck the health institution, acting chief executive officer at the North West Regional Health (NWRHA), Terron Gilchrist condemned the act and questioned, “Why would someone want to take God out of their thoughts and steal medicine for the survival of sick people?”