Police destroy TT$500,000 in marijuana

Police officers attached to the Central Division Task Force have destroyed a field of marijuana in Longdenville with a street value of TT$500,000.

According to police reports, the exercise spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Inraj Balram was conducted between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm, on August, 6th 2018, during which officers proceeded to a forested area approximately one mile off Pokhor Road, Longdenville.

There, they discovered an unoccupied camp, with approximately 500 marijuana trees and 200 seedlings.

The camp, trees and seedlings were subsequently destroyed.

Video: 19 for, 0 against, 13 abstain, Gary Griffith to be next police commissioner

Gary Griffith has been approved as this country's next police commissioner.

The motion was approved a short while ago in the parliament.

Members of parliament sat this afternoon to debate a motion to approve Griffith as commissioner of police.

The prime minister initially stated that the government would treat Griffith's nomination like all the others which had been rejected.

But he then lifted the whip to allow members to vote however they pleased.

It resulted in Griffith receiving the majority of votes.

Seven Venezuelans detained

Seven foreign nationals have been arrested during an anti-crime exercise, coordinated by officers of the South Western Division, in the Penal district.

Officers of the South Western Division Task Force and Criminal Investigation Department conducted the exercise, which was led by Sgt. Sheldon Ablacksingh, between 3:30 pm and 11:30 pm, on Wednesday 25th July, 2018.

Police searches yield drugs, weapon in La Horquetta

Police have seized a quantity of drugs as well as a pistol and ammunition in Phase 2, La Horquetta.

One man has also been arrested.

According to reports, police conducted an exercise in the La Horquetta District where they executed four search warrants.

One man was held for possession of  200 grammes of marijuana. 

A quantity of marijuana and cocaine were also recovered in the area, together with a Glock 19 Pistol and 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition.


Drone technology helped police recover stolen Works Ministry vehicle

Police say drone technology was deployed by the Police Service’s Air Support Unit, to assist officers of the Stolen Vehicles Squad, in the recovery of a white Toyota Fortuner motor vehicle, the property of the Ministry of Works and Transport, which was reported stolen on Monday.

Quick work by police results in arrest of chain thief

Quick and collaborative work by officers attached to various branches and divisions of the Police Service, results in a thief being arrested minutes after he robbed a 53-year-old Diego Martin woman of a gold chain, in Port of Spain.

The victim told police she was walking in the vicinity of Lucky Bakery, along Charlotte Street, around 1:30 pm, on Monday 23rd July, 2018, when she felt a pull on her gold chain which was around her neck and valued at $15,000.

The victim said she turned around and saw a male suspect run in the direction of George Street.