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PM's Office condemns New Zealand terror attack

The Office of the Prime Minister has expressed shock and horror at the terror attack on the Muslim community in New Zealand.

In a statement issued Friday, the Office of the Prime Minister condemned the attack.

"It is with shock and horror that we the people of Trinidad and Tobago received the sad news of the unspeakable tragedy that has been unleashed on the Muslim community and the entire nation of our sister Commonwealth nation, New Zealand.

Two held in Pleasantville for weed possession

Two persons were arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Pleasantville district, early yesterday morning.

During the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at the Pleasantville Terrace home of a 23-year-old suspect, around 4:45 am on Thursday.

The search resulted in a gift bag containing 2.3 kilogrammes of marijuana being discovered in a room of the house.

The drug has an estimated street value of $23,000.

Fishermen held with 16.5 kilos of weed

Two fishermen were arrested and a quantity of marijuana seized by officers of the Southern Division Task Force and San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the La Romaine district last night.

Officers acting on information, stopped and searched a white Kia 2700 pick-up van, with two male occupants along the South Trunk Road, La Romaine, in the vicinity of Price Smart around 11:05 pm on Monday.

The search resulted in officers finding a grey container filled with ice.

Man advertises stolen items on Facebook, victim and police turn up to "buy"

A Valencia man is currently in police custody after being caught by police officers attempting to sell stolen items on Sunday.

The 36-year-old plant-shop owner was arrested when officers along with the victim, arranged to meet with the suspect to purchase items that were identified as stolen from the victim.

On Friday 30th November, 2018, the victim secured his Wallerfield chicken depot and left, only to discover machines valued at $17,000 missing when he reopened the depot the following day.

A report was subsequently made to the Arima police station.

Random drug tests for all police officers; Griffith's testing first

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has given instructions for random testing for dangerous drugs, to be conducted on both regular and special reserve police officers, a statement by the Police Service said Monday.

It said that the order is in accordance with Section 93 (3) of the Police Service Regulations, 2007.

Section 93 (3) of the Regulations states, “The Commissioner shall have the power to order random drug testing for abuse of dangerous drugs by any officer.”

Police Service celebrates International Women's Day

The Police Service has joined with local and international communities to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.

The United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace, recognizes the invaluable contributions and achievements made by women around the world in all aspects of life.

The 2019 campaign theme, ‘Balance for Better’, is a call to action for driving gender balance across the world.

Man asks his boss for cutlass to cut coconut, then attacks him with it

An 18-year-old man has been detained by police after attacking his employer with a cutlass, over the weekend.

On Sunday 3rd March at 5:30pm, the 52-year-old victim was at his business place at O’Meara Industrial Estate, Malabar, when one of his employees asked him for a cutlass to cut open a coconut.

Upon handing him the cutlass, the suspect immediately dealt the victim a chop to his left shoulder.

The victim became fearful and sought refuge at the nearby business place and contacted Emergency Health Services.

Officers on gang-related charges

Two police officers were among three persons appearing before Arima Magistrate Joanne Conner today, answering to charges relating to involvement in gang activity.

17700 PC Angelo Cedeno, who was on suspension at the time, was charged with misbehaviour in public office and counselling a gang.

Cedeno was granted bail with a surety of $300,000. 16901 PC Don Balgobin, who was last posted to the Northern Division, was charged with corruptly receiving a gift or inducement to forbear prosecution.

Bail for two officers on gang-related charges

Two police officers charged under the Anti-Gang Act were granted bail of close to $300,000 in total to cover all offences when they appeared before Magistrate Joanne Connor at the Arima Magistrate's Court shortly before three o'clock this afternoon.

Police-constable Angelo Cedeno, 40, of Jitman Drive, Arouca was charged with misbehaviour in public office which allegedly occurred something between December 31, 2017, and July 1, 2018, for trafficking cocaine and ammunition.

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