Police officers shot at during road block exercise in Patna Village

Officers of the Western Division Task Force narrowly escaped injury, after being shot at by a gunman, during a road block exercise, along North West Drive, Patna Village, Diego Martin, on Wednesday 26th April, 2017.

A statement by the police says that officers had stopped a Hyundai Elantra motor vehicle with two male occupants.

The statement says a front seat passenger exited the vehicle, drew a firearm and fired at officers, before making an escape.

270 rounds of ammunition, cocaine found on roof of Nelson Street apartment

Over 270 rounds of assorted ammunition and a quantity of cocaine were seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team during an anti-crime exercise in the Port of Spain district.

The exercise was carried out between 6 am and 11:30 am on Wednesday 26th April, 2017, at the Nelson Street Plannings, Port of Spain.

Police probe suspicious death of 5-month-year old baby

A five-month-old baby has died in still unclear and suspicious circumstances in Laventille.

According to information from police, the father of the baby woke up around 4.30 am this morning to find the baby face down in a bucket.

The infant we are told was taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where the child was pronounced dead.

Information reaching CNC3 is that the parents are in police custody while an autopsy is done today to conclusively determine the cause of death.

We will bring you more on this story as it comes to hand.


$2 million a year to maintain peace in Enterprise

The cost to maintain a 24-hour presence in crime hotspot of Enterprise, Chaguanas can cost of the T&T Police Service (TTPS) in excess of $2 million a year.

Operation Enterprise was launched by the Minister of National Security, Edmund Dillon on March 28 due to the upsurge in murders and violent crime in the area.

The initiative is a joint collaboration with the TTPS and the T&T Regiment to stamp out violence among warring gangs.

Police destroy $200,000 in marijuana; one man arrested

A 25-year-old Princes Town man, is expected to appear before a Princes Town Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, following a marijuana eradication exercise in Moruga.

Officers of the San Fernando Task Force and Organised Crime Narcotics and Firearms Bureau, conducted the exercise between 7:00am and 3:00pm on Tuesday 25th April, 2017, at Saunders Trace, Moruga.

There, officers discovered and destroyed two thousand fully grown marijuana trees and 500 seedlings, on approximately five lots of land.

Uzi gun, drugs seized in Morvant, Los Iros

An Uzi sub-machine gun and quantities of ammunition and drugs were found by officers of the North Eastern Division during anticrime exercises, in the Los Iros and Morvant areas, a statement by the police said.

The officers under Sgt. (Ag.), Simeon Guelmo and supervised by Supt. (Ag.), Neville Adams, acting on information received first went to a busy area at Los Iros Road, Los Iros, on Tuesday 25th April, 2017, where a search was carried out.

During the search, they found 2.4 kilogrammes of marijuana with a street value of $31,200, hidden near a tree stump.

Two charged with gun possession in Vistabella

Two Vistabella men are expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate, charged with possession of firearms and ammunition, following an anti-crime exercise in the Southern Division.

Officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force, acting on information received, conducted the exercise on Monday 24th April, 2017, at Olera Heights Drive, Vistabella.

There, they searched a Hyundai Accent vehicle and arrested and charged the driver, Nazir Mohammed, 32, of Jarvis Street, Vistabella, for being in possession of one Maverick shotgun.

Murder in Tarodale

A 69-year-old man has been shot and killed in Tarodale, St Madeline.

Reports around 8;20 pm on Tuesday, residents reported hearing a loud explosion, upon checking they observed that a car had ran off the road.

Further checks revealed that the driver was motionless.

Police destroy 1,000 marijuana plants in Freeport

An eradication exercise in the Freeport district has resulted in over one thousand fully grown marijuana trees, with an estimated street value of $50,000, being destroyed. 

Police say officers of the Freeport Police Station, acting on information received, conducted the exercise between 10 am and 12 noon on Saturday 22nd April, 2017, in the vicinity of Roopsingh Road, Freeport.

No arrests were made in connection with the find.

20-year-old Mt Hope woman among three charged with possession of firearm, ammunition

Anti-crime exercises conducted by officers of the North Eastern Division, have led to three persons being charged, two men being detained and the seizure of three firearms and a quantity of ammunition, a police statement said.

Around 10:50 am on Monday 24th April, 2017, officers of the Rapid Response Unit, intercepted a gold Nissan Almera motorcar, at Croisee, San Juan, with three occupants.

A search of the vehicle yielded one gun and 49 rounds of .9mm ammunition.