Crime

Princes Town man detained for drugs and ammunition

A 29-year-old Princes Town man has been detained by police for possession of drugs and ammunition.

According to police reports during an anti-crime exercise, officers executed a search warrant at the Susannah Trace, Princes Town home of a 29-year-old man.

The search resulted in eight packets containing 4.1 kilogrammes of marijuana and 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition being discovered on the premises.

The drug has an estimated street value of $41,000.

The man who was in the house at the time of the exercise was arrested in connection with the finds.

Floods recede, murders resume

Two re­ports of mur­ders sur­faced on Mon­day as more than half of the coun­try strug­gle to clean up af­ter dev­as­tat­ing week­end floods.

Around 6.30 am, a man was shot dead out­side a truck­ing com­pa­ny in Thick Vil­lage, Siparia. He re­mains uniden­ti­fied.

Po­lice have cor­doned off the scene.

In To­ba­go, po­lice said URP work­er Ter­rance Owen was shot dead on Sun­day night. His body was found at the Mt Grace Recre­ation grounds around 10.30 pm.

He is the eight per­son to be killed for the year on the sis­ter isle.

Looters strike in Greenvale

Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young is warn­ing loot­ers that they will face the full brunt of the law if caught steal­ing items from flood vic­tims.

His com­ments came dur­ing a tour of flood-raved Green­vale, La Hor­quet­ta, hours ago, fol­low­ing com­plaints by scores of res­i­dents hit hard by the flood­ing that loot­ers had cart­ed away their be­long­ings last night while they were re­lo­cat­ed to shel­ters

15 packets of marijuana found in Cedros

A quantity of marijuana was discovered by officers of the Central Division Task Force and Central Division Major Crime Unit in the Cedros district during an anti-crime exercise yesterday.

Officers under the supervision of Snr. Supt. Inraj Balram and ASP (Ag.) Richard Smith, conducted the exercise between 11 am and 5 pm, on Thursday 18th October, 2018, during which they proceeded to Bamboo Village, Cedros.

'Gladiator' gunned down

Pop­u­lar ra­dio per­son­al­i­ty Ri­car­do “Glad­i­a­tor” Welch was mur­dered in Sam Bou­caud, San­ta Cruz this morn­ing.

The talk show host was gunned down in what ap­peared to be a dri­ve-by shoot­ing along San­ta Lu­cia Dri­ve.

Welch, 54, lived in the area.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, Welch was dri­ving to work in his Toy­ota Pra­do when he was at­tacked by a gun­man. His Toy­ota Pra­do ran off the road­way and crashed in­to a wall.

Two in court for wasting police time

Two men are ex­pect­ed to ap­pear be­fore a San Fer­nan­do Mag­is­trate to­day, charged with the waste­ful em­ploy­ment of po­lice time af­ter fak­ing their own kid­nap­pings.

The ac­tion has in­curred the ire of South­ern Di­vi­sion Snr Supt Zamsheed Mo­hammed, who warned yes­ter­day that po­lice would not tol­er­ate false re­port­ing. He said kid­nap­ping is a high pri­or­i­ty of­fence which re­quires sig­nif­i­cant man­pow­er as the CID, Task Force, An­ti- Kid­nap­ping Squad, Cy­ber­crime and oth­er units are de­ployed im­me­di­ate­ly.

Over $100,000 in drugs seized in Palo Seco

A quantity of marijuana was seized by officers of the South Western Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Palo Seco district.

The exercise, coordinated by Snr. Supt. Neville Adams and Supt. Deonarine Basdeo, was conducted between 2 am and 4 pm on Wednesday. 

During the exercise, officers were patrolling an area off Beach Road, Palo Seco, when they observed a man disembarking a pirogue with two crocus bags in his hands.

As the officers approached the suspect, he dropped the bags and ran back to the boat, which then sped off.

Police investigate shooting incident at MovieTowne

Police are investigating a shooting incident at MovieTowne in Port-of-Spain.

Initial reports indicate that a man was shot in the front of MovieTowne near the Pricemart carpark.

The man ran to the back of MovieTowne to Festa Plaza and stopped outside the Royal Princess Members Club where he sought help from persons there.

He was later taken for medical attention.

We will have more information when we get it. 

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