Crime

Security guard beaten to death by bandits

Se­cu­ri­ty Guard Jodie Awai was mer­ci­less­ly beat­en to death dur­ing a rob­bery at his work­place at Mac­foods Meat Proces­sors Lim­it­ed in Laven­tille Sun­day night.

Awai lived at Bel­mont and was a fa­ther of eight chil­dren.

Awai's rel­a­tives, al­though very dis­traught over his killing Mon­day, salut­ed him for his hero­ic act.

Awai's broth­er, Mark, said he is proud of his broth­er for be­liev­ing in his du­ty as a se­cu­ri­ty guard in pro­tect­ing the peo­ple he worked for.

Cops rescue kidnap victim

Po­lice have res­cued kid­nap vic­tim Josh Quashie.

In a re­lease a short while ago, Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith an­nounced that Quashie had been res­cued from an apart­ment in Care­nage.

The res­cue op­er­a­tion was con­duct­ed by mem­bers of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tional Re­sponse Team and the An­ti-Kid­nap­ping Unit (AKU).

Quashie is said to be re­ceiv­ing med­ical treat­ment at this time and in se­vere­ly trau­ma­tised.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Quashie, 38 of Mon­trose, Ch­agua­nas, was kid­napped on Sat­ur­day morn­ing.

Former Life Fund Employee appears in court charged with fraud

Krisas Sookraj, 43, a former employee of the Children’s Life Fund is expected to appear before the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court today, charged with 13 counts of Larceny.

Sookraj was charged with 13 counts of fraud against the Children’s Life Fund amounting to US$15,640. 

According to police reports, the incidents are alleged to have occurred during the month of July 2015, while she was employed as an executive assistant at the Children’s Life Fund. 

Rio Claro man appears in court charged with murder

Rick Granger a 21-year-old man from Guayaguayare Road, Rio Claro, appeared before Rio Claro Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine charged with the murder of 38-year-old Clifton Jeffery.

Granger was remanded into custody and the matter adjourned to January 3rd 2019.

According to police reports, Mr Jefferey, a 38-year-old construction worker of Granger Avenue, Guayaguayare Road, Rio Claro, was in the yard at his home on October 2nd when relatives reported hearing a loud explosion.

Police destroy marijuana trees worth TT$1,800,000 in Biche forest

Almost two million dollars’ worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Biche area has been destroyed by officers of the Eastern Division. 

The exercise which was supervised by Sgt. (Ag.) Mahabir took place on December 5th also included officers attached to the Eastern Division Task Force Area Central and South.

According to police reports,  during the exercise, officers proceeded into a forested area along Kowlessar Trace, Biche, where they discovered a camp containing 1800 fully grown marijuana trees. 

Police seize revolver and ammunition

One revolver and a quantity of ammunition have been discovered by officers of the South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF) during an anti-crime exercise conducted La Brea his morning. 

According to police reports, while on patrol Sgt. Ali along with a party of officers attached to SWDTF Area West conducted a search of a bushy area along Griffith Alley, Sobo Village, La Brea.

 The search led to one revolver along with 12 rounds of assorted ammunition, being discovered hidden in a PVC pipe. 

PC Durity will be continuing enquiries into the matter

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