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Police investigate alleged abduction of UWI student

Police are investigating the alleged abduction of a student from the University of the West Indies who was blindfolded and taken to a location for several hours before he was returned unharmed.

Alex Gopaul, 18, of Bonasse Village, Cedros, told police he was abducted by two men who blindfolded, gagged and tied him up. 

He said he was kept inside a van for two hours before he was finally released.

In a statement to police, Gopaul said around 10 am on Wednesday he left home to drop off a book for a friend in Syfoo Trace, Cedros. He was driving his silver B-15.

Princes Town man fined for possession of blue & gold macaws

A Princes Town man, charged with possession of seven prohibited animals, has been fined $2,800, after being arrested by officers of the Southern Division, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district.

Sharaz Mohammed, 53, a Petrotrin machinist, of Mandingo Road, Princes Town, was held after a search was conducted of his vehicle, during an exercise carried out in the Barrackpore district on Wednesday 6th June, 2018.

Two Venezuelan women held in Penal, handed over to Immigration

Two Venezuelan women are now in the custody of the Immigration Division, after being held by officers of the South Western Division, during an anti-crime exercise in the Penal district.

During the exercise, supervised by Sgt. Sheldon Ablacksingh, several drug blocks were searched between 2 am on Monday 4th June, 2018 and 7 am on Tuesday 5th June, 2018.

There, officers had cause to detain two women, whom they suspected of being in the country illegally.

High-powered weapons, ammunition found in ceiling of Central mosque

Police are now investigating the discovery of several guns found in the ceiling of a mosque in Central Trinidad.

Workmen repairing the ceiling of the mosque found four handguns and a shotgun and contacted the police.

Police cordoned off the area and seized the five weapons.

Police also searched the mosque for more weapons but found nothing else.

Police have said that they received intelligence that suggests a gang rivalry between the Central-based Unruly ISIS and the Rasta City gang over the recent murders of men affiliated with Unruly ISIS.

61-year-old man remanded on charges of gun, ammunition possession

An Aripero man has been remanded into police custody after appearing before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Lennox Andrews, a 61-year-old cobbler, of Silver Stream Road, Aripero, South Oropouche, appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert, in the Siparia 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday 6th June, 2018, to answer the charges.

The matter has been postponed to Monday 11th June, 2018.

Dillon: Police unaware of gang wars in city

The T&T Police Service is not aware of any gang war pending in the Port-of-Spain division - such as between Beetham and East Port-of-Spain- but police have an action plan to deal with any gang-related activities nationwide, says National Security Minister Edmund Dillon.

He spoke about the issue in Parliament yesterday responding to Opposition queries about an anticipated “all-out gang war” between Beetham Gardens and East Port-of-Spain communities and said that police was monitoring activity there.

Police need help to identify woman's body found in Maraval two weeks ago

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the body of a woman, which was discovered on Thursday 24th May, 2018, along Morne Coco Road, Maraval.

The body is that of a woman of mixed descent, light brown complexion, medium built, approximately 5 feet 8 inches, in the early thirties, with naturally long dark hair and healthy teeth.

The body was discovered by CEPEP workers who were working along the roadway around 9:30 am on the said date.

Police destroy marijuana valued at $200,000

Three marijuana fields containing 200 marijuana trees and 500 seedlings were discovered and destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division, during a marijuana eradication exercise in the Sangre Grande district, police said in a statement Wednesday.

The exercise, supervised by Cpl. Denton Cortez, of the Valencia Police Post, took place between 8 am and 12 pm, on Tuesday 5th June, 2018.

The exercise also included officers attached to the Eastern Division Task Force and Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit.

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