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Foreign nationals get hard labour for fraud

Two foreign nationals  have  been  sentenced to  two years’  hard labour for fraud.

The accused—SIMON  EDUARDO  FARIAS ROMERO,  a  Venezuelan national,  and  FRANCISCO  JAVIER  GIL  RIVERA  a  Mexican national—both appeared  before  Her  Worship  Adia  Mohammed  on Tuesday  11 February  2020.

They pleaded  guilty  to  the  charge of trafficking in counterfeit cards.

No survivors in Rancho Quemado shooting

Police have identified the four people killed in yesterday’s shooting in Rancho Quemado.

They are: 21-year-old Shaquille Dottin, 17-year-old Jabari Toby, and 17-year-old Alafia Augustine of Alexander Village, Santa Flora; and 28-year-old Anthony Alexander of Claxton Bay.

Police are probing whether the murders were drug-related.

According to reports, the men were seated in a silver Wagon at a house in Rancho Quemado, when at about 6 pm, two gunmen opened fire on them.

Erin police responded to reports of the shooting and found Dottin, Toby and Alexander dead.

38 Venezuelan nationals held in Woodbrook exercise

Thirty-eight Venezuelan nationals were arrested by officers of the Port of Spain Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Woodbrook District early this morning.

The exercise was conducted  between 3:30am  and 6:00am, on Tuesday 11 February 2020,  at  a  nightclub  at  the  corner  Ariapita  Avenue  and  Carlos  Streets, Woodbrook.

A  search  of  the  establishment  resulted  in  29  female  and  nine  male Venezuelan  nationals  being  arrested.  Among  the  females,  five  were between the ages of 15 and 17.

Man chopped and wounded in Central Trinidad

A 36-year-old Nigerian national is currently warded at hospital following a chopping incident this morning.

CNC3 NEWS understands that shortly after 7am, a man, who is yet to be identified, was accosted by another man in the vicinity of Busy Corner in Chaguanas.

According to eyewitnesses, an altercation ensued and the man was dealt several chops about the body.

The chopping incident happened in the full glare of members of the public, who scampered to safety.

The injured man was taken to hospital where he remains warded in a serious condition.

Possible murder-suicide in Kelly Village, Caroni

A father of two has allegedly beaten his eight year old autistic daughter to death before killing himself.

According to police reports, around 7 last evening, Michael Maynard was at his home in Kelly Village, Caroni, when he allegedly beat the girl, Makeisha, about her body with a cutlass.

It is believed that shortly after 10pm, Maynard realised the girl did not regain consciousness. He subsequently completed suicide.

The man's 11 year old son, Makesi, raised an alarm and alerted neighbours who contacted the police.

Two men charged with sexual offences against children

Two men were charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) for three counts of sexual penetration of a child and four counts of sexual touching  of  a  child  following intelligence-led  exercises, yesterday.

The exercises were spearheaded by W/Supt.  (Ag.) George and  ASP Nowbutt, and supervised by Insps.  (Ag.) Andrews  and  Francis  along with Sgt. James and WPC Johnson.

Maloney shooting victim dies

A man who was shot in Maloney on Wednesday morning has died.

The shooting incident occurred at about 6.30 am on Wednesday.

According to police reports, 43-year-old Hardy Abdul Mohammed was approached by a gunman and shot multiple times, moments after he left Building 20.

Mohammed was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was treated and warded. He had been in a serious condition until he succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.

Police said they are "very familiar" with Mohammed, who was also known as Shervon Ransom. He was said to be in his early 40s.

Decomposing body found in Enterprise

Police are on the scene where a decomposing body was found at Crown Trace, Enterprise.

According to a police report, at about 11 am, police officers were notified that a body was found in a drain at the back of a property that houses an ice cream shop.

Whilst police say they are not sure how the man died, they got information from neighbours that the man is known to suffer from epileptic attacks.

Police believe the man suffered a seizure while in the backyard and may have fallen into a water-filled drain.

His identity has not been released to the media

Man shot and wounded in Maloney

A man, who had just left his Maloney apartment for work, was shot and wounded on Wednesday morning.

According to a police report, at about 6.30 am, Hardy Abdul Mohammed, had just walked out of Building 20 when a gunman approached him and shot him several times.

Mohammed was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was treated, warded and is said to be in a serious condition.

Police said they are "very familiar" with Mohammed, who is also known as Shervon Ransom, and is said to be in his early 40s.

 

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