Crime

Police officers arrested for human trafficking

Two police officers, along with a Venezuelan national, have been detained in connection with trafficking in persons and other gang related activities.

The trio were arrested during an anti-crime exercise overnight in the Central Division.

The officers, who are assigned to Central Division Police and also live in the area, had their respective homes and lockers at the station searched.

The home of the Venezuelan national also was searched.

Murder in Embacadere

Police are on the scene of a murder in Embacadere, San Fernando.

According to reports, Marlon La Guerra, also known as Triple, was at his home along Circle Drive Extension around 8.30 am when a gunman entered his house.

He was shot several times.

The gunman ran off.

On hearing the loud explosions, residents in the area contacted the police who responded and discovered the man lying in a pool of blood.

La Guerra was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he died.

 

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Story by KEVON FELMINE

Man chopped and wounded in Central Trinidad

A 36-year-old Nigerian national is currently warded at hospital following a chopping incident this morning.

CNC3 NEWS understands that shortly after 7am, a man, who is yet to be identified, was accosted by another man in the vicinity of Busy Corner in Chaguanas.

According to eyewitnesses, an altercation ensued and the man was dealt several chops about the body.

The chopping incident happened in the full glare of members of the public, who scampered to safety.

The injured man was taken to hospital where he remains warded in a serious condition.

Possible murder-suicide in Kelly Village, Caroni

A father of two has allegedly beaten his eight year old autistic daughter to death before killing himself.

According to police reports, around 7 last evening, Michael Maynard was at his home in Kelly Village, Caroni, when he allegedly beat the girl, Makeisha, about her body with a cutlass.

It is believed that shortly after 10pm, Maynard realised the girl did not regain consciousness. He subsequently completed suicide.

The man's 11 year old son, Makesi, raised an alarm and alerted neighbours who contacted the police.

Man killed in police shoot out

An early morning shootout with police has claimed the life of one man.

Preliminary reports indicate that police, acting on information, proceeded to a house along Hilltop Avenue, Claxton Bay, in search of a murder suspect.

On arrival at the location, the officers allegedly were greeted with gunfire.

The officers subsequently returned fire and the assailant was hit.

The man was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

This is a developing story and we will have more information as details come to hand.

 

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Two men charged with sexual offences against children

Two men were charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) for three counts of sexual penetration of a child and four counts of sexual touching  of  a  child  following intelligence-led  exercises, yesterday.

The exercises were spearheaded by W/Supt.  (Ag.) George and  ASP Nowbutt, and supervised by Insps.  (Ag.) Andrews  and  Francis  along with Sgt. James and WPC Johnson.

Maloney shooting victim dies

A man who was shot in Maloney on Wednesday morning has died.

The shooting incident occurred at about 6.30 am on Wednesday.

According to police reports, 43-year-old Hardy Abdul Mohammed was approached by a gunman and shot multiple times, moments after he left Building 20.

Mohammed was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was treated and warded. He had been in a serious condition until he succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

Police said they are "very familiar" with Mohammed, who was also known as Shervon Ransom. He was said to be in his early 40s.

Three held as Western Division police foil robbery

Three men were arrested and one firearm, 18 rounds of ammunition and two  magazines  seized  by  officers  of  the  Western  Division Special Patrol Unit (WDSPU) during an intelligence-led exercise in the St. James District, yesterday.

According to official police reports, at about 9:50pm  on  Wednesday  5th February, officers of the WDPSU were on mobile patrol along the Western Main Road, St. James, when they received information about a man having  a  firearm  in  his  possession  at  the  Bess  West  Supermarket, Mathura Street in St. James.

Five Held in Central Division anti-crime exercise

Five  persons  were  arrested  and  a  bulletproof  vest,  a  pair  of  camouflage pants,  two  masks  and  a  quantity  of  cocaine  seized  by  officers  of  the Central Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Chaguanas district yesterday.

The  exercise was  conducted  between 2:30pm and 7:00pm, on Wednesday 5th February 2020, and was  supervised  by  Snr.  Supt.  (Ag.)  Hunte,  Supt.  (Ag.)  Mystar, ASP  Smith,  Insp.  Jordan  and  Sgt.  Stewart. 

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