Police rescue La Brea kidnap victim

A 46-year-old fisherman, who was reportedly kidnapped on Monday 13th August, 2018, has been rescued by officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Mayaro district this afternoon.

The victim was at his La Brea home in the company of friends around 3:00 am on Monday 13th August, 2018, when three men purporting to be police officers entered the premises and forced him into a silver Nissan AD wagon against his will.

The assailants claimed they were conveying the victim to the La Brea Police Station.

Hinds files police report into Beetham wetting incident

Laventille West MP and acting Attorney General Fitzgerald Hinds has filed a police report about yesterday's incident in Beetham Gardens and police have launched an immediate investigation.

Police Public Information Officer ASP Michael Jackman confirmed to CNC3 that MP Hinds made an official report about the incident to the police.

While touring flood-stricken Beetham Gardens, water was thrown on Hinds and Councilor Akil Audian, prompting them to flee.

Hinds was seen leaving the Besson Street Police Station this morning.

Police destroy TT$500,000 in marijuana

Police officers attached to the Central Division Task Force have destroyed a field of marijuana in Longdenville with a street value of TT$500,000.

According to police reports, the exercise spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Inraj Balram was conducted between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm, on August, 6th 2018, during which officers proceeded to a forested area approximately one mile off Pokhor Road, Longdenville.

There, they discovered an unoccupied camp, with approximately 500 marijuana trees and 200 seedlings.

The camp, trees and seedlings were subsequently destroyed.

Video: 19 for, 0 against, 13 abstain, Gary Griffith to be next police commissioner

Gary Griffith has been approved as this country's next police commissioner.

The motion was approved a short while ago in the parliament.

Members of parliament sat this afternoon to debate a motion to approve Griffith as commissioner of police.

The prime minister initially stated that the government would treat Griffith's nomination like all the others which had been rejected.

But he then lifted the whip to allow members to vote however they pleased.

It resulted in Griffith receiving the majority of votes.