Police destroy marijuana fields worth $6.1m

Police destroy two marijuana fields worth TT$6,100,000 during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in Rio Claro.

According to police reports the field contained 6000 fully grown marijuana trees.

The exercise took place between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm, on August 16th and was carried out by officers attached to the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit. 

It also included officers attached to the Eastern Division Task Force and Air Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. 

Social Development Ministry activates internal disaster response team

The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services says that following the inclement weather over the past few days and more heavy rainfall anticipated over the weekend it has activated its internal disaster response team and stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to persons affected by flooding.

The Ministry says that at present, it is working closely with its key disaster stakeholders including the first responders – the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government’s Disaster Management Units (DMUs), to assess reported cases in affected areas.

Two held by police for stealing BMW

A 26-year-old mechanic from Tarouba and a 29-year-old welder from St. John's village is in police custody after being arrested in connection with a report of larceny of a motor vehicle, by Southern Division officers.

According to police reports officers attached to the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID), responded to a report of two men seen tampering with a beige BMW sedan parked along St. Vincent Street, San Fernando, around 12:20 am on August 16th.

Sorry. You can't bring adult toys into the country

Courier company Websource, has today advised customers that adult toys are among some imports that are off limits.

The others include toy guns and camouflage items.

In a statement issued today, Websource, which allows its customers to shop online, says the law prohibits the importation of these products.

Websource is advising its customers that the Customs Division is inspecting all packages to ensure compliance with law.

Customs officials say that not all adult toys are banned from being imported.

Police hold San Juan man minutes after robbing woman of cellphone

A San Juan man is arrested by officers of the St. Joseph Police Station, minutes after robbing a 25-year-old Tunapuna woman of her cellular phone. 

According to police reports, the victim told officers that she was standing along the Priority Bus Route in Mt. Hope, around 7:00 pm on August 16th when she was approached by a man who slapped her in her face and stole her cellular phone, before walking away. 

Police seize loaded revolver

Officers attached to the Central Division Special Crime Unit seized a loaded revolver during an anti-crime exercise in Enterprise.

According to police reports during the exercise, a party of officers led by Sgt. Allan Jodhan proceeded to Williams Street, Enterprise, around 5:00 pm on August 16th and conducted a search of a bushy area. 

The search resulted in officers discovering one .38 Special revolver loaded with two rounds of ammunition, wrapped in plastic and hidden under a sheet of galvanise.

 Investigations are continuing. 

Police seek public assistance identifying body found in Maracas

The TTPS is seeking the assistance of the public in identifying the body of a man, which was discovered on August 14th along the North Coast Road, Maracas.

 The body was that of a man, approximately 5 feet 7 inches in height; and attired at the time, in a pair of red ¾ pants and tall rubber boots. 

It was found by a crab catcher, in a forested area in the vicinity of Cyril Bay, around 5:00pm, in an advanced stage of decomposition.