Three men were arrested and one firearm, 18 rounds of ammunition and two magazines seized by officers of the Western Division Special Patrol Unit (WDSPU) during an intelligence-led exercise in the St. James District, yesterday.
According to official police reports, at about 9:50pm on Wednesday 5th February, officers of the WDPSU were on mobile patrol along the Western Main Road, St. James, when they received information about a man having a firearm in his possession at the Bess West Supermarket, Mathura Street in St. James.
The other suspect in the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo is expected to be charged and may face a San Fernando Magistrate, today.
The 17-year-old minor has been in custody at the Child Protection Unit (CPU) in South Oropouche, since being discharged from the San Fernando General Hospital, pending further inquiries.
One of the suspects in the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo is expected to appear before a San Fernando magistrate this morning.
The 19-year-old man is charged with two counts of kidnapping, as well as charges relating to the deaths of Dr Sharma and the suspect’s accomplice 19-year-old Akeem Marine.
Sharma and Marine were killed from injuries sustained in the crash.
The other remaining suspect, aged 17 years, was taken back to the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday, after he complained about body pains.
Detectives investigating the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo are expected to meet with the Director of Public Prosecutions this afternoon for advice, before laying charges against one of the suspects.
The 19-year-old labourer of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, would then be charged and taken before a San Fernando magistrate.
The suspect has been detained at the police station since his discharge from the San Fernando General Hospital last Thursday.