National Security

Tattoos lead police to believe body found in Las Lomas is Sheldon Sukhdeo

Police have said that a body found in Las Lomas Number 2 is believed to be that of Sheldon Sukhdeo, the brother of late Chaguanas businessman Sheron Sukhdeo.

Close police sources say their suspicion is based on a tattoo found on his right forearm with the word "Sheldon" and a faint one on the left forearm that seems to spell the word "Sukhdeo".

Police are currently on the scene and say the body is at an advanced state of decomposition.

Further details were not immediately available but we will bring you more as we get it.

National Security team to probe detention of TT minors in Syria

A special team set up by the Ministry of National Security has been investigating the detention of two minors at a refugee camp in Syria.

According to a release issued by the Ministry of National Security today, the unit, dubbed ‘The Nightingale Team’, established contact with the children's mother. 

The release adds that the mother did not go on record reporting that the children had been abducted by their ISIS fighter father and taken to Syria. 

Fisherman missing after pirate attack

The fam­i­ly of a 28-year-old con­struc­tion work­er is fear­ful he may have been kid­napped by pi­rates while fish­ing off the coast of Ce­dros al­most a week ago.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Ju­dah “Flats” Ram­nar­ine, of Mafek­ing Vil­lage, Ma­yaro, along with cap­tain Dionne Mur­ray and Ke­ston Marc­hand from the Oropouche area, went on a fish­ing trip on Jan­u­ary 13 aboard the boat “Maria”.

They left from Ota­heite Bay and made their way to Ce­dros.

CoP: UK training to help prosecute criminals

A new colour-cod­ed threat alert sys­tem and train­ing for po­lice of­fi­cers to pros­e­cute cas­es are some of the im­me­di­ate out­comes of a week-long vis­it to the Unit­ed King­dom by Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith.

Grif­fith en­gaged in “sev­er­al meet­ings with law en­force­ment of­fi­cials from vary­ing de­part­ments,” ac­cord­ing to a state­ment on his In­sta­gram Page.

Gasparillo man charged with breaching protection order

A Gasparillo man is due to appear before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court, after being charged with breaching a protection order that was obtained against him by a 31-year-old woman.

Cyrus Seegobin, a 34-year-old member of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, of Gasparillo, was arrested in the San Fernando district yesterday.

13 Transit SRPs request transfer citing work conditions

Thirteen Special Reserved Officers (SRPs) attached to the Police Transit Unit have written to Police Commissioner Gary Griffith requesting a transfer out of the unit, citing various financial and workplace challenges.

Letters were sent to the Commissioner in November and again on January 10, listing the names of all the officers, their service numbers and phone numbers.

Letters were also sent to the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, 

Young leads delegation for UK security talks

Minister of National Security, Stuart Young is currently leading a security delegation on a five-day visit to the United Kingdom.
On Thursday 17 January 2019, Minister Young and his team met with Lord Tariq Mahmood Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations, and engaged in the first Ministerial Committee Meeting between Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom, a statement by the ministry said.

LAPD gives crime-fighting training to TTPS

Law enforcement officials attached to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) are currently conducting a four-day knowledge exchange with officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

This is aimed at improving and strengthening the crime-fighting tactics of the TTPS, a statement by the Police Service said.

The visit forms part of the TTPS’ ongoing partnership with the LAPD in areas of intelligence and information exchange, training and education as well as sharing of best practices for law enforcement personnel.