After ten days of intensive investigations, police have prosecuted one of the biggest armed robbery cases in recent history, with the arrest and subsequent court appearance of three men; and one woman, before an Arima Magistrate today, a statement by the Police Service says.
The four appeared before Magistrate Debby Ann Bassaw, in the Arima 3rd Magistrates’ Court, where they were denied bail on charges in relation to the $5 million heist from an armoured security vehicle, at Piarco International Airport, on December 6th, 2017.
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.
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.
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo jetted in to open the international airport named after himself today – and was greeted by a bizarre bust supposed to depict him.
Ronaldo attended the official renaming ceremony that saw Madeira International Airport renamed after the Real Madrid star as a tribute to the island’s biggest hero.
The Portugal star was raised on Madeira and his family still live on the island he calls home, despite leaving to start his football career at the age of 16.
Passengers from Guyana who are in-transit to the United States will have to be screened by security officers at Piarco, with immediate effect.
This comes after an Emergency Amendment to aviation security measures issued by the United States.
The following is a statement by the Civil Aviation Authority.
The Airports Authority has announced that the two security checkpoints at the departure halls of the Piarco International Airport are being merged into one, from midnight tonight.
ATTT believes this will ease waiting times in lines and offer a more customer friendly experience.
The following is the statement from AATT:
The cost of parking in the public carpark at the Piarco International Airport will increase to $10 in two weeks time, an announcement by the Airports Authority says.
The is currently $8 per hour or any part thereof.
But the Airports Authority has issued a statement saying, "Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago wishes to advise of an increase in its public car parking rates effective July 1st, 2016.
"The new rates are as follows:
Hourly rate: $10.00
Daily Rate: $63.00
Monthly Rate: $750.00"