Four persons were arrested on suspicion of being involved in gang related activities this morning, by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT).
According to official police reports, at about 5:30am, SORT officers, with help from the Canine Branch, were conducting an anti-crime exercise conducted in the D’Abadie district. They were executing several search warrants were executed at different homes for illegal firearms and ammunition.
Police officers from the South Western Division Task Force have seized $1.4 million worth of marijuana.
According to official police reports, the marijuana was found and seized from an abandoned pickup in the Point Fortin area.
On Monday 2nd December 2019, PC Loubon, PC Durity, PC Bowen and PC Periera all of the South Western Division Task Force, reportedly were on a roadblock duty along Southern Central Road, Point Fortin, when they received information of a white Hyundai H-100, one-tonne pickup transporting illegal narcotics.
Officers who responded to a fight along Independence Square South in Port of Spain on Monday morning ended up recovering a loaded gun in a vehicle after a brief chase.
According to a police report, at about 7 am, a team of officers from the Emergency Response Patrol—including Cpl Moore, WPC Orr, PCs Murray, Pierre and Bramble—were on mobile patrol when they received information from a passerby, who claimed there was a fight on Independence Square South.
Police were told that the suspect was the driver of a red Elantra.
A Siparia woman has appeared before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with the fraudulent use of an ABM card and for money laundering, which occurred between the period January 14th and June 3rd 2019.
According to an official police statement, 28-year-old Rhonda Jasmine Mitchell, a customer service representative, of Darsant Trace, Siparia, was charged with 24 counts of fraudulent use of an ABM card in sums totalling TT$77,359.
She also was charged with seven counts of money laundering totalling TT$23,800.
A 20-year-old suspect remains in police custody following several anti-crime exercises conducted in the Besson Street policing district yesterday, during which two firearms, along with over 50 rounds of ammunition, were seized.
An anti-crime exercise in the St James district last evening resulted in the seizure of two illegal firearms and 579 rounds of assorted ammunition.
The exercise was conducted by members of the Western Division Task Force.
According to official police reports, officers executed a search warrant at the unoccupied home of a deceased, suspected gang leader, at David Street, Bourne’s Road, St James.
At the premises, police found and seized:
London Bridge has been cordoned off by police, with a BBC journalist reporting hearing gunfire.
BBC reporter John McManus said he saw a group of men involved in a fight on the bridge.
Police then arrived and shots were fired, he said.
The Met Police confirmed that it was dealing with an incident at London Bridge and advised people near the scene to follow directions from officers on the ground.
McManus told the BBC News channel: "Just a few minutes ago I was walking across London Bridge on the south bank to the north bank of the bridge.
Executives from the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA) are meeting today with teachers from the South East Port Of Spain Secondary School, who were traumatised by yesterday’s close call during a gang shoot-out.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is urging citizens who have been placed in witness protection, to stay there while they need that special cover.
The appeal comes in the wake of the murder of 44-year-old Raffick Hosein, of Fitts Road, Biche.
He was gunned down at his Biche home at about 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon.
He was a state witness in a double murder case and had been receiving death threats.
Police say he seldom left his home.
Gunmen climbed onto rooftops of the Plannings at Upper and Lower Nelson Street and were firing off "warning/message" gunshots at each other on Wednesday morning, when five stray bullets ended up penetrating a classroom at the South East Port of Spain Secondary School.
One of the bullets ricocheted and grazed a female teacher on the hand, while another bullet went just over the head of a pupil while he was sitting his end of term examination. The bullet missed his head by mere centimetres.