“I can honestly say that, in three-and-a-half years on the bench, this is by far the worst thing that has come before this court.”
So said Judge Leslie Ghiz of Ohio’s Hamilton County Pleas Court as she sentenced April Corcoran to 51 years to life in prison Tuesday, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Police have arrested a 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman in Barrackpore, with three high-powered firearms and several kilogrammes of cocaine.
The woman is from the Dominican Republic.
The weapons seized included an AR 15, an AK 47 and a Glock pistol, together with several cartridges and 7.62 ammunition.
The Coast Guard have seized of $300,000 in drugs after intercepting a pirogue.
The following is a statement from the Coast Guard.
"Whilst on routine patrol the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a pirogue with 2 persons onboard after a brief chase.
The Coast Guard has seized over $350,000 in narcotics after intercepting a pirogue on Tuesday.
The Coast Guard issued this statement on the matter:
"On Tuesday 22nd March 2016 whilst on maritime patrol the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a pirogue that attempted to evade them with one person on board.
The unmarked pirogue was taken to Staubles Bay where detailed searches were conducted on the vessel.
The searches produced, Fifty-two (52) packets of marijuana weighting a total of Twenty-six (26 kg) Kilograms.
The Coast Guard has made another crackdown on drug runners, this time yielding over $878,000 in marijuana and cocaine.
The Coast Guard issued this statement this morning:
"On Tuesday 9th March 2016 whilst on maritime patrol the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a pirogue that attempted to evade them. The unmarked pirogue with two (2) occupants on board were escorted to Staubles Bay where detailed searches were conducted on the vessel.
The United States Department of State says Trinidad and Tobago has made considerable accomplishments in the fight against illegal narcotics in 2015, including the extradition of a major drug trafficker.
Its findings are in the 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) released on Wednesday.
The report shows an increase in the amount of drugs seized by law enforcement officers in 2015, over the previous year.
The police have made several arrests for possession of arms and ammunition and illegal drugs.
It came during a series of police exercises in Port-of-Spain, Arima, Sangre Grande and Arouca.
The following is a statement from the Police Service.
"In keeping with the Ministry of National Security’s drive to strengthen law enforcement operations to more efficiently combat crime, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) conducted overnight anti-crime operations that resulted in the following successes:
Three men have been held and a quantity of drugs, guns and ammunition seized in various areas as police conducted overnight anti-crime operations.
In Princes Town, shortly after 5pm on Monday officers of the Criminal Investigation Department and the Court and Process Unit conducted an exercise in a teak field at Lengua road, when they observed two men acting suspiciously.
The men are said to have run off on seeing police. According to reports, the officers gave chase and held the men.