Crime

Three charged for possession of firearm and ammunition

Critical action by officers of the Special Operations Response team led to the arrest and prosecution of three suspects and the seizure of a firearm along with a quantity of ammunition and marijuana in the D’Abadie area this morning.

According to police reports, at around 10:15 am on January 27th, officers acting on intelligence executed a search warrant for firearms and ammunition at a residence on Boys Lane, D’Abadie.

Arms and ammo seized in Central Division exercise

An anti-crime exercise yesterday in Central Division has resulted in the seizure of several firearms and ammunition.

According to police reports, around 3.30 pm on Sunday, a party of officers attached to the Central Division proceeded to Union Village in Felicity near a public cemetery, where in a bushy area, they found a silver and black coloured metal object resembling a firearm.

Murder-Suicide in Couva

Police have confirmed a murder-suicide in Couva, this morning.

According to reports, around 7.58 am, a 31-year-old woman was shot dead by her estranged husband as she exited her vehicle at her work place, Venture Credit Union, located along Noel Street, Couva.

The suspect then turned the gun on himself.

The woman has been identified as a loans officer named Naila Singh.

San Juan man arrested for driving under the influence of dangerous drug

A San Juan man has been arrested for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of a dangerous drug namely cannabis and exposing a child to a dangerous drug by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force during an anti-crime exercise in Laventille yesterday.

During the exercise, officers were conducting a road check exercise along Pashley Street, Laventille, between 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm, on January 23rd, when they had cause to stop a Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle with a male driver.

Longdenville man charged with murder

A Longdenville man is expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with the murder of Kurt Edwards which occurred on January 18th.

Kosi Jeremiah, 40, of Lamont Street, Longdenville, Chaguanas, was charged with the offence following advice received from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Joan Honore-Paul.

Mr. Edwards, 28, of Longdenville, Chaguanas, was found dead with stab wounds about the body at Lamont Street, in the vicinity of the Longdenville Hindu Temple.

Police arrest eleven following Experience fete

Police charged 11 persons for driving under the influence following the Experience fete at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy last Saturday.

They also issued 35 fixed penalty tickets worth 35,000 dollars to motorists for speed-related offences.

In light of the 10 fatal road traffic accidents already recorded for the year so far, and in recognition of the ongoing carnival season, the police commissioner has mandated increased anti-drunk driving, speed control and general traffic enforcement exercises nationwide.

Cops find firearms and narcotics in Couva

Central Division Police have found illegal firearms and a quantity of narcotics in the Couva District, during an anti-crime exercise, yesterday.

The exercise was conducted 3pm and 6pm.

According to official police reports, officers of the Central Division proceeded to Mc Bean Village, where they conducted a search of an area known for illegal activities.

There, they discovered and seized two pistols and 267 grammes of cocaine, which were hidden in a black plastic bag.

Suspect in doctors’ abduction to appear in court today

One of the suspects in the kidnapping of Dr. Rudradeva Sharma and Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo is expected to appear before a San Fernando magistrate this morning.

The 19-year-old man is charged with two counts of kidnapping, as well as charges relating to the deaths of Dr Sharma and the suspect’s accomplice 19-year-old Akeem Marine. 

Sharma and Marine were killed from injuries sustained in the crash.

The other remaining suspect, aged 17 years, was taken back to the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday, after he complained about body pains.

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