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$5.5 million airport heist suspects in court today

Three men and one woman are expected to appear before an Arima magistrate today charged in connection with the $5.5 million dollar robbery at the Piarco International Airport.

The 38-year-old Longdenville woman and the men, ages 35, of Longdenville, 42 and 38 of Diego Martin, were charged on Saturday night following instructions from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul.

According to information from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the woman and the 35-year-old Longdenville man will face a charge of money laundering.

Former police officer assisting with investigation into airport robbery

A former police officer is now assisting with investigations into last Wednesday's airport robbery.

The man was detained on Saturday night by officers of the organised crime and intelligence unit.

Last Wednesday, armed bandits escaped with an estimated $5 million in cash from the cargo cart at the tarmac of Piarco international airport.

Police said the man and two other women were being questioned up to late yesterday evening.

Last week, seven people were questioned soon after the incident.

Two suspects held in connection with Piarco robbery

Two persons have been held in connection with the 5 million dollar airport heist.

On Wednesday a group of armed men entered the docking area of the Piarco international airport and made off with $5 million dollars belonging to the first citizen’s bank.

The money was intended to be transferred to the bank’s Tobago branches.

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