Carenage man in court for allegedly attempting to board Barbados flight with cocaine worth $1.9 million

A Carenage man has appeared before an Arima Magistrate, charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, after he attempted to board a flight to Barbados, with the drug concealed in his luggage.

Marlon John, 40, a promoter, of Upper L’anse Mitan Road, Carenage, was at the Piarco International Airport around 5:10 pm on Saturday 20th May, 2017, preparing to board a flight to Barbados, when he was stopped at a security checkpoint.

The suspect’s luggage was checked and two packages containing 4.18 kilogrammes of cocaine were allegedly found concealed inside.

Police seize gun found hidden under bridge

Police have found a revolver hidden under a bridge in Carenage.

According to reports, officers of the Western Division Task Force acted upon information and proceeded to the underneath of a bridge at Upper Lanse Mitan Road, Carenage around 9pm Monday.

The officers found a .38 special revolver containing six rounds of ammunition.

No one was arrested.

PC Ward is continuing enquires.

Woman stabbed to death in Carenage

One woman is dead and her common-law husband fighting for his life after an incident this morning at their Carenage home.

According to reports around 2am, the couple's daughter was awoken by screams coming from the master bedroom.

Upon investigating she found her mother, Andrea Edwards lying in a pool of blood, with several stab wounds about her body. 

She died on the scene. 

The girl's father, Rawl Savory, was rushed to West Shore Medical Centre where he is said to be in a critical condition.

Homicide officers are continuing investigations.

Defense Force says it's not to blame in fisherman's death

The Defense Force is seeking to defend its soldiers against allegations that they contributed to the death of fisherman Brian Smith. 

Smith drowned over the weekend but his relatives say members of the Defense Force had a part to play in his death. 

Speaking to CNC3's The Morning Brew, Civil Military Affairs Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force, Major Al Alexander says that allegation is not in keeping with the information he received.