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Man refuses to hand over keys to robbers; police capture them

Quick response from officers of the Arima Police Station resulted in the arrest of two male suspects, following a report of robbery with violence against a 29-year-old Valencia man, in the Arima district, last night.

The victim told police that he was driving his motor vehicle in the Calvary Hill district around 11:45 pm, on Tuesday 26th February, 2019, when he was stopped by two men who announced a hold-up.

The victim said when he refused to hand over the keys to his vehicle, he was hit about the head by one of the assailants and relieved by of a quantity of cash.

Police seize gun and ammunition during raid

The Special Operation Response Team (SORT) raided a farm in Wallerfield around 1:30 pm today and seized a number of guns, ammunition and bulletproof vests. 

According to police reports, SORT officers executed a search warrant for firearm and ammunition at a house and chicken farm. 

Following an extensive search of the premises, SORT officers discovered four bulletproof vests, one Glock pistol with a magazine and 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition, one Mac 11 fitted with a silencer and a bag of assorted ammunition. 

Two held with 35 packets of marijuana

Two men have been arrested and 35 kilogrammes of marijuana have been seized by police, following an exercise in the Charlieville district.

Officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch, received information around 2.45 pm on Wednesday, that a silver Hyundai Tucson vehicle with two men were transporting narcotics along the Uriah Butler Highway.

Police say the officers then positioned themselves strategically and were able to intercept and conduct a search of the vehicle.

SRP resigns following offensive social media post

Special Reserve Police (SRP) Constable, No. 5576 Avril Alleyne, has tendered her letter of resignation with immediate effect, to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS). 

The former SRP who was last attached to the Tobago Division submitted her resignation letter on February 11th.

 Her resignation came after she posted offensive comments on social media earlier this month. 

She had been summoned to a meeting with the Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith to discuss her conduct.

Police seek to ID man found bound, shot on Morne Coco Road

Police are yet to identify a man who was discovered murdered in Petit Valley.

According to reports, shortly after 6 am a passerby stumbled on a body along Morne Coco Road. 

The police were contacted and on arrival discovered the man with a gunshot wound to his head. 

The victim's hands were also bound.

Investigators are yet to determine a motive for the killing...

 

Drugs, guns found in Sangre Grande operation

Police have seized almost $1.5 million worth of marijuana in Operation Strike Back exercises.

During an exercise along North Oropouche Road in Sangre Grande today, officers conducted searches in a forested area in the district.

They discovered 231 packages of marijuana with an estimated street value of $1.34 million.

According to a statement from the Police Service, the same team of officers from the Eastern Division Task Force, CID and Canine Unit seized a crocus bag containing 34 packets of marijuana with an estimated street value of $154,000.

Machel Monday tickets for good road practices

Soca superstar Machel Montano is the latest artiste to show support for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), by donating 40 tickets for his premier event, Machel Monday, to its ‘I Support Our Service’ (ISOS) initiative.

During a brief meeting with Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith, at the CoP’s office, at the Police Administration Building today, Montano shared his excitement to see the various innovative ways the TTPS has chosen to address crime in the country.

Central bandleaders seek police help for Carnival

A meet­ing among Ch­agua­nas Car­ni­val band­lead­ers and po­lice to iron out cru­cial is­sues pri­or to the fes­ti­val had to be called off as no of­fi­cers turned up on Wednes­day.

The band­lead­ers were left dis­ap­point­ed at the Ch­agua­nas Bor­ough Cor­po­ra­tion’s Ad­min­is­tra­tive Com­plex at Cum­ber­batch Street af­ter they wait­ing for an hour.

Among the is­sues the band­lead­ers want­ed to dis­cuss was the process to ob­tain spe­cial per­mits to use their ve­hi­cles on re­strict­ed routes.

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