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Police find arms and ammunition in Diego Martin

The T&T Police Service is reporting the discovery of a quantity of arms and ammunition during a Strike Back Operation in the Diego Martin district on Thursday.

According to police reports, the arms and ammunition were found in a bushy area in the Patna Village.

The TTPS says officers seized:

Police probe grisly murders in Blanchisseuse and La Horquetta

Police are investigating murders reported in Blanchisseuse and La Horquetta on Wednesday afternoon.

In the latter report at about 3pm, Joel Gibson was killed after being shot on Paradise Street, La Horquetta.

Police said Gibson was walking along the roadway in the company of a woman he knew, when they were approached by a gunman.

The man shot Gibson at point-blank range, before fleeing on foot.

The woman, police said, was not harmed in the incident.

Gibson, of Heliconia Crescent, died at the scene of the shooting.

3 arrested for robbery, 2 wearing police gear

Three men currently are in police custody following a robbery in the San Juan area, in the wee hours of this morning.

CNC3 News understands that one of the men in police custody has connections to a special reserve police officer.

Details are still coming in, but initial reports are that at about 3:30 am, officers from the Emergency Response Patrol, the North-East Division Task Force and the San Juan CID, responded to a report of a robbery at #23 Silver Mill in San Juan.

Griffith vs Defence Force

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith is lashing out at the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF), in particular the last two sitting Chief of Defence Staff.

DPP: Use police line-ups before video footage

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, believes identification through police line-up should be the first form of identification for a suspect, instead of the use of video footage.

He made the recommendation at today’s meeting of a Special Select Committee of Parliament, examining the Evidence Amendment Bill 2019.

DPP Gaspard said it gives the police and the witness a broader scope and a better chance at pinpointing a suspect.

Brawl at Dwight Yorke Stadium

The TTPS Tobago Division has launched an investigation into a melée between police officers and civilians.

A video with the altercation, which occurred over the weekend at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, was widely shared on various social media platforms.

The video—of duration 1:13 minutes—shows several policemen subduing a young man, who is seen kicking and cuffing them. One policeman is also seen responding to the attack.

Two civilians were involved in the brawl but others who attempted to get involved were prevented from doing so by officers standing by.

51 arrested during Copacabana raid

Po­lice locked down the in­fa­mous Co­paca­bana ho­tel in Port-of-Spain overnight Thurs­day and ar­rest­ed 35 Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic and Venezue­lan women and 16 male pa­trons.

The raid on the Dun­don­ald Street es­tab­lish­ment was con­duct­ed by of­fi­cers of the Port of Spain Di­vi­sion from 11 pm Thurs­day in­to 3 am Fri­day.

Cops seize ammo and marijuana in Belmont

Port of Spain Division police seized a quantity of ammunition and marijuana, during an anti-crime exercise in the Belmont district on Monday.

According to police reports, officers conducted a search of an area on Upper Belmont Valley Road, where they found 25 rounds of 5.56 ammunition and 400 grams of marijuana.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt David and supervised by Insp. Lopez, Insp. Brown, Sgt. Austin, Sgt. Murray and Cpl Budri. It included officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department, Canine Unit and Woodbrook Police Station.

Cops find 14-year-old in lewd party bust

A 14-year-old girl, who is be­lieved to be a vic­tim of hu­man traf­fick­ing, was among 22 fe­males de­tained at a ‘Se­cret Sun­day’ pool par­ty bust­ed by of­fi­cers of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team (SORT) af­ter mid­night on Sun­day.

They were found in a house at Chan­cel­lor Heights, Up­per La­dy Chan­cel­lor Road, St Ann’s in Port-of-Spain.

INTERNATIONAL: Chile's cost of living protests take deadly toll

The number of people killed in violent protests against rising living costs in Chile has risen to 11, Santiago Governor Karla Rubilar said on Monday.

At least five of those killed died after looters torched a garment factory near the capital.

The military and police used tear gas and water cannon against protesters and a curfew was imposed in major cities.

A state of emergency already in place in Santiago is to be extended to cities in the country's north and south.

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