El Soccorro man denied bail on drug, ammunition charges

An El Socorro man, is denied bail and remanded into custody after appearing before a Siparia Magistrate, charged with possession of three firearms and a quantity of ammunition as well as marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Shane AliI, a 22-year-old vendor, of Todd Street, El Socorro, appeared before Magistrate Margaret Alert in the Siparia 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday 10th July, 2018, to answer to the charges.

Two Point Fortin men charged with marijuana possession

Two Point Fortin men are expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

Sheldon Burnett, 38, a barber, and Marlon Simon David, 49, both of Salazar Trace, Point Fortin, were arrested by officers of the Highway Patrol South Base, during an anti-crime exercise around 9:50am, on Saturday 16th June, 2018.

Officers were on mobile patrol along the M2 Ringroad, Debe, when they had cause to stop and search a silver Nissan Sylphy motor vehicle with two male occupants.

Woman, daughter arrested in India over cocaine sent by courier from T&T

Police in Mumbai, India have arrested a 46-year-old woman and her 25-year-old daughter, for smuggling cocaine worth ₹1.50 crore (TT$1.5 million).

The arrests were made by the Mumbai Unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

The drugs were sent by courier from Trinidad and Tobago, said an NCB officer.

The woman was arrested while she was receiving the parcel – which contained 360 grams of cocaine – at Nagpur.

“The drug was concealed inside eyeshadow palette boxes,” said a senior NCB officer.

Accident leads police to $1.2 million drug discovery

Two men are now in police custody, after officers of the San Fernando Police Station, found a large quantity of marijuana and cocaine along with three firearms, at the scene of a vehicular accident which the suspects were involved in.

The two suspects, a 38-year-old of Valsayn and a 30-year-old of San Juan, were arrested by officers around 4:30 am on Tuesday 8th May, 2018, along the M2 Ring Road, La Romaine.

Police seize $1 million in drugs after men crash SUV

Investigators are probing whether the New Cut Channel and the Godineau River are being used by drug smugglers after a seizing over a million dollars worth of drugs and guns at the scene of an accident yesterday.

A 38-year-old man from Valsayn and a 32-year-old San Juan man were warded at the San Fernando General Hospital up to late yesterday under police guard following the incident.

No bail for $4.3m coke, gun charges

A Venezuelan who was held by police as he came off a boat in Cedros allegedly with $4.3 worth of cocaine, a gun and ammunition was yesterday denied bail when he appeared in the Point Fortin Magistrates Court.

Jimmy Alejandro Tapiero Hernandez, 27, admitted he entered the country illegally, through interpreter Luz Marina Tapias De Copilah, before First Court Senior Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan.

He requested a legal aid attorney when asked by the magistrate.

Police destroy 100 marijuana plants valued at $100,0000

Officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force have discovered 100 marijuana plants in an anti-crime exercise, in the San Juan district earlier this week.

The exercise, supervised by ASP (Ag.) Michael Sooker and Sgt. (Ag) Simeon Guelmo, took place between 2 pm and 10 pm, on Monday 23rd April, 2018.

Acting on information, officers proceeded to an abandoned house, at the top of Shadow Hill, Laventille Road, San Juan, where the fully grown plants were discovered and subsequently destroyed.

The drug has an estimated street value of $100,000.

$60,000 bail for pregnant woman on cocaine charge

A pregnant woman yesterday appeared in court charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Mother of two Melissa Pancham, 32, was arrested at a market stall along Guaracara Tabaquite Road, Williamsville, on Tuesday. It is alleged that she had 27 grammes of cocaine in her possession. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $2,000. She was charged by PC Maltoo.

Pancham initially pleaded guilty when the charge was read to her by Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine in the San Fernando First Court.

Three arrested with shotgun, ammunition and weed

Three men were arrested and a shotgun and quantities of ammunition and marijuana seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Arima district early this morning.

The exercise, coordinated by ACP (Ag.), McDonald Jacob, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.), Michael Daniel and including officers of the St. Joseph CID, was conducted between 12:01 am and 3 am, on Thursday 5th April, 2018.