Police destroy $680,000 in marijuana

Marijuana valued at approximately $680,000 and a camp were destroyed by officers of the Southern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Moruga district on Tuesday, police said in a statement today.

The exercise, which included officers of the Moruga Police Station, was conducted between 3 pm and 7 pm, on Tuesday 17th October, 2017.

During the exercise, officers went to a forested area in Marac Village, Moruga, where they discovered a marijuana camp, with three male occupants.

Upon seeing the officers, the men ran off.

Three arrested with pistol, ammo in Southern Division

Three men were arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized during an anti-crime exercise in the Southern Division on Tuesday, police said in a news statement.

Officers conducted the exercise between 12 pm and 6 pm, on Tuesday 17th October, 2017, during which several drug blocks in the district were searched.

Three men; a 22-year-old of Pleasantville, a 26-year-old of Cocoyea Village and a 23-year-old of Tarodale, were arrested for being in possession of one Pietro Beretta pistol and a magazine containing five rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Police point to law against use of fireworks

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is reminding members of the public that the use of fireworks in cities, boroughs and streets outside of the city areas is against the law.

The TTPS is asking persons to be mindful of this during Divali celebrations.

Public Information Officer Michael Jackman is cautioning citizens to act responsibly.

ASP Jackman is also reminding vendors that police officers are authorized to inspect stocks, storage areas and their books.

Search on for missing 20-year-old Casesha Ramdeen

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 20-year-old Casesha Ramdeen.

Ramdeen was last seen at her Victoria Street, Arima home, around 11:15 pm, on Friday 13th October, 2017.

She was reported missing to the Arima Police Station around 12:30 am on Tuesday 17th October, 2017, by her mother Keisha Dopson.

Ramdeen is of mixed descent, 5 feet 4 inches tall, heavy built, with a brown complexion and long black curly hair.

Grandson charged with murder of man found stuff in barrel

A Freeport man has appeared before a Couva Magistrate, charged with the murder of his grandfather, Irving Mings, whose body was found stuffed in a barrel at his home.

Michael Mings, 26, a musician, of Calcutta Road, #2 Freeport, appeared before Senior Magistrate Siumongal Ramsaran in the Couva Magistrates’ Court today to answer to the charge.

The matter was adjourned to Monday 13th November, 2017.

Mings, 87, a pensioner, also of Calcutta Road, #2 Freeport, was found dead inside a barrel at his home on Friday 6th October, 2017.

Five arrested for kidnapping Venezuelan businessman

Five men have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a Venezuelan businessman.

The businessman, Jason Guerra was kidnapped last Saturday and found in Carapo days later. He was badly beaten and had to seek medical attention.

However CNC3 understands police arrested 5 men from the Carapo area for the crime.

The arrests were done in a police exercise headed by Senior Superintendent Ajith Persad and co-ordinated by DCP Harold Phillip.

One of the men detained is 17 years old.

Two held after crashing into Jimmy Aboud's textile store in high-speed police chase

Two men are currently detained at the Port-of-Spain CID after trying to escape police and crashing into a textile store in Port-of-Spain.

Police tell CNC3 that during the early hours of this morning there was a brawl along Ariapita Avenue.

Concerned Woodbrook residents called the police.

As officers arrived on the scene, the rowdy group attempted to disperse.

Two men jumped into a white SUV and reportedly reversed on one of the police vehicles responding to the incident and sped off.