Police issue 141 traffic tickets in Tobago over the weekend

Police have issued 141 traffic tickets in Tobago following an exercise conducted over the last three days.

A statement from the Police Service says that the Traffic and Highway Patrol branch in collaboration with the Tobago Division, conducted a speed enforcement exercise in Tobago as part of the Police Service’s on-going road safety efforts.

The exercise began on July 21st and ended on July 24th and resulted in 141 fixed penalty notices, with a value of $141,000, being issued to motorists for exceeding the applicable speed limits on the island.

Brazilian police thwart possible ISIS attack during Olympics

Brazilian police have arrested 10 people accused of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State terror group who are believed to have been planning an attack on Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics.

The operation on Thursday morning, 15 days before the opening ceremony, was announced by the justice minister, Alexandre Moraes, at a press conference in Brasilia.

Moraes said that no specific target had been chosen for an attack.

Police destroy marijuana plants, seedlings worth $3 million

Police have destroyed marijuana trees and seedlings valued at $3 million.

According to a statement from the Police Service, officers of the South Western Division carried out several operations between 6am and 10am on Monday with the assistance of personnel of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment.

The exercises were conducted in the Cap de Ville, Penal, Point Fortin and Oropouche districts.

During the anti-crime exercises a pistol, a magazine, 4 rounds 9mm ammunition and 32 grammes marijuana were found and seized.

Police seize seven shotguns, ammunition in St Mary's raid

Police have seized seven shotguns and several rounds of ammunition in a raid carried out in St Mary's Village.

Police say the guns were recovered during an exercise carried out between 9 am and 2pm on Monday.

According to  a police statement, Cpl Ramsingh along with a party of officers attached to the Southern Division Task Force acted upon information received and proceeded to a forested area in the vicinity of Saunders Trace, St. Mary’s Village, Moruga where they conducted a search.

Missing 14-year-old girl found

Missing 14-year-old teenager, Celina Ramkissoon has been found.

A statement by the Police Service says the teenager, who was reported missing by her mother on July 8th, was located in the Cunupia with the involvement of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit.

She was returned to her mother around 8pm last night.

The police statement says the Child Protection Unit is continuing investigations.

Police seek suspected rapist

Police are searching for a man they believe may have committed acts of rape and sexual assault.

The TTPS names the suspect as 37-year-old Jerron Francis, whose last known address is Bagatelle Extension, Sunshine Avenue, San Juan.

They are asking that anyone with information on his whereabouts, to call 555 or 800-TIPS and provide police with the information.