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Police find shotguns, drugs and four Venezuelan women in Rio Claro house

One man and four female Venezuelan nationals were arrested and three homemade shotguns and over 200 rounds of assorted ammunition seized by officers of the Rio Claro CID, during an anti-crime exercise in the district.

The exercise was conducted between 2 pm and 9 pm, on Tuesday 20th March, 2018, and included officers of the Rio Claro Crime Patrol Unit.

During the exercise, the officers executed a search warrant at the Dades Settlement, Rio Claro home, of a 37-year-old labourer.

Police arrest suspect wanted for soldier's murder

The suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a soldier and the wounding of another man in Gasparillo last week Thursday, has been arrested.

Police said in a tweet that the arrest occurred around 4:30 pm today in the Erin district.

He was held by officers of the Southern Division under Supt. Zamsheed Mohammed and the South Western Division under Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Neville Adams, with assistance from Special Branch, Homicide Bureau of Investigations, Region 3, the OCIU and the SSA.

Plot suspect to sue state

Clint Rivers, one of the five people released by police on Thursday after being held for six days in connection with a terror threat on Carnival 2018, will be pursuing legal action.

This was disclosed yesterday by his attorney Wayne Sturge at the San Fernando High Court, where the habeas corpus writ was declared spent as Rivers was released. Justice Ricky Rahim, however, ordered that the state pay legal costs.

Drone technology helps police pursue and arrest suspects of firearm possession

Drone technology deployed by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s Air Support Unit, assisted officers of the Northern Eastern Division Task Force, in the pursuit and subsequent arrest of three suspects during an anti-crime exercise in the Las Cuevas district yesterday.

The exercise was conducted around 5 pm, on Wednesday 14th February, 2018.

During the exercise, a search warrant was executed at a house located at St. Michael’s Village, Las Cuevas.

CAL flight attendant arrested with gun, ammunition

A male flight attendant employed with Caribbean Airlines Limited and a woman, were arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in Sangre Grande over the weekend, police said in a statement.

Officers conducted the exercise around 8 pm on Sunday 31st December, 2017, during which they had cause to search a black Audi A4 motor vehicle which was parked with two occupants opposite the Sangre Grande Police Station.

Police arrest Cubans camping outside UN building

A group of Cuban nationals who have been protesting outside the United Nations’ office in Port-of-Spain has been arrested.

The five women and four men, all of Cuban nationality were arrested just after 5.30 Wednesday afternoon and are expected to be charged with obstruction of a public passageway.

Police corporal charged with assault on Guardian Newspaper photographer

Corporal Billy Ramsundar is tonight charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Guardian photographer Kristian De Silva, a police statement said Wednesday.

He is also charged with malicious damage of a Canon camera valued US$1600.

The charges arise from an alleged incident at Nazim Ave San Francique, Penal on September 15, 2017.

He will appear before a POS Magistrate where the matter will be transferred to the Siparia Court.

The charges were laid by Supt Ruthven Hodge of the Police Complaints Division.

Morvant couple to be charged with murder of Dr Claire Broadbridge

A Morvant couple is due to be charged with the murder of museum director Dr Claire Broadbridge on September 2nd this year.

Police confirmed the new development in social media postings on Twitter.

One tweet states that the DPP late this evening advised on the charge against a 34-year-old joiner and his 32-year-old common-law wife of Seales Avenue.

On Saturday, September 2nd, residents of the St Ann's observed smoke coming from Broadbridge’s home and notified the authorities.

A man who was not known to them was observed fleeing the scene.

16 to spend long-weekend behind bars following police exercises in Central

Sixteen persons were arrested during anti-crime exercises in the Central Division, which also saw the seizure of firearms, ammunition and narcotics, a police statement said.

A total of eight exercises were conducted between 11:35 am and 8:00 pm on Wednesday 14th June, 2017, by officers of the Central Division Task Force, Chaguanas CID, Freeport CID and Canine Branch.

Officers, acting on information, first proceeded to Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas, where they arrested a 36-year-old tradesman, of Petit Valley.

$15.3 million cocaine bust in La Romaine

An anti-crime exercise in the Southern Division, has resulted in the seizure of $15.3 million worth in cocaine and the arrest of four men, including a Colombian national.

Officers of the San Fernando Task Force, CID and Transnational Organised Crime Unit, conducted the exercise, coordinated by Snr Supt (Ag.), Zamsheed Mohammed, between 12 noon and 10 pm, on Tuesday 11th April, 2017, in the La Romaine area.

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