St Clair businessman in court today

St Clair businessman, Michael Patrick Aboud, will appear in court today, charged with possession of an illegal firearm and narcotics.

Aboud will appear before a Port of Spain magistrate.

He was arrested at his St Clair home last week, following an almost five-hour long raid by officers of SORT—the Special Operations Response Team.

The exercise was coordinated by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith.


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Cops release men held in Secret Sunday party

At least 17 of the men who were detained by police after they raided the Secret Sunday party at Lady Chancellor Heights in Port-of-Spain on Sunday were released by police late Monday night.

The three other men including a Valsayn businessman and his son and another man remain in police custody.  A senior investigator told Guardian Media that the businessman is expected to be charged sometime today or by tomorrow with the possession of a firearm and ammunition.

A revolver was found on the scene of the raid together with narcotics and a large sum of cash.

Cocaine worth $9 Million found at Point Lisas Port

Police are on the hunt for an Arima Businessman, after 23 pounds of cocaine were seized at the Port of Point Lisas on Friday bound for St. Martin. Police say the illegal drug carries a street value of nine million TT dollars.
Reports say around midday, Customs Officers were scanning a container at the port when they picked up something suspicious. The container was taken to the examination station. There Custom Officers noticed what appeared to be cocaine hidden inside the container loaded with foodstuff.

Businessman charged with stealing $108,000 from customers

A 25-year-old Rio Claro businessman was granted $195,000 bail when appeared before a San Fernando magistrate on Wednesday charged with stealing $108,366 from his customers.

Kriston Seepersad, of Ecclesville, appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to answer for three counts of larceny.

He was accused of taking money from three victims between November 2016 and April 2018.

Westmoorings business manager charged with $8.6 million fraud and money-laundering

A Westmoorings man is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today, charged with 32 counts of money laundering and one count of obtaining approximately $8.6 million by false representation, between the period October 2015 and April 2018.

Chris Ramsawack, 54, of Schooner Court, was charged by PC Keston Williams, of the Fraud Squad, on Thursday 21st June, 2018, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC, on Wednesday 20th June, 2018.

South businessman kidnapped

The owner of Puff and Stuff Bakery has been kidnapped and a $250,000 ransom is being demanded for his safe return.

Reports indicate that Gregory Laing went to his business place in Vistabella around 4 am today to open up for employees, when he was snatched by two men and bundled into a vehicle.

Family members later received a call demanding a ransom of $250,000 for his safe return.

UPDATE: Businessman dies after being shot during robbery

A Couva businessman was shot and killed in Couva today.

He has been identified as 42-year-old Mahendra Ramlogan.

Ramlogan was the owner of an electrical store and was at the business place when shortly before midday when two men stormed the premises.

Ramlogan was shot in the neck, chest and hand.

Officers of the CouvaCID and central division task force responded and chased the suspects who eventually crashed along Camden Road in Couva.

Two men were held. Ramlogan died at the hospital.

Businessman shot, two held

A Couva businessman is fighting for his life at the hospital after being shot about the body this morning.

It is being reported that the owner of Ernie’s Electrical store was shot in an attack that took place at Camden Road Couva.

The circumstances that led to the shooting are unclear at this time, however, two suspects have been arrested.

Police say the two were held after their getaway car crashed close to the crime scene.

Robbery suspected in murder of businessman

Robbery is suspected in the murder of businessman and pundit Darren Dinanath.

Dinanath was discovered with a slit throat, at Clifford Street, Curepe, last night.

According to police reports the body was found in a ransacked bedroom.

Police say Dinanath's black BMW, which parked on the street outside his home, was untouched.

He was the owner of a building in Curepe which housed asylum club and d place restaurant and bar on Southern Main Road.

Police say Dinanath also owned a home in Chaguanas and was originally from dam road, Point Fortin.