Crime

Faith bodies being used in human trafficking

Faith-based or­gan­i­sa­tions and oth­er agen­cies are us­ing their le­git­i­mate fronts across the world to con­duct il­lic­it ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing hu­man traf­fick­ing.

That was the rev­e­la­tion made by for­mer Fed­er­al Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (FBI) agent Robert Clark, who spoke via Skype at yes­ter­day’s week­ly po­lice brief­ing con­fer­ence as he gave con­text to the po­lice raid at the Trans­formed Life Min­istry Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre—in which 69 peo­ple were res­cued, some found in cages—last Wednes­day.

Two held for possession of forged US Currency

Two men were arrested and a quantity of forged US Currency seized, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Tunapuna district last week.

During the exercise, which was conducted at about 11 pm on Thursday October 10, officers of the Special Branch and the Northern Division, intercepted a vehicle with a lone male occupant along the Eastern Main Road in Tunapuna.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the officers finding $1,200 of forged US currency in the man’s possession.

Cunupia man held with pistol and ammo at home

One man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Cunupia Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district last night.

During the exercise, on Monday October 14th, officers executed a search warrant at the Raghunanan Road, Cunupia home of a 32-year-old man.

The search resulted in officers finding one black and chrome Beretta pistol, two magazines and 23 rounds of ammunition in the house.

The suspect, who was in the house at the time of the exercise, was arrested in connection with the find.

$200,000 bail for cops charged with misbehaviour in office

Two po­lice of­fi­cers were grant­ed bail of $200,000 on charges of mis­be­hav­iour in pub­lic of­fice and at­tempt­ing to per­vert the course of pub­lic jus­tice.

On Ju­ly 29, two po­lice of­fi­cers went to Ravine Road in Pe­tit Val­ley where they al­leged­ly ap­proached the vic­tim to take pos­ses­sion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle as a re­sult of a dis­pute of own­er­ship of the said mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

Autopsy today on two Cumuto murder victims

An autopsy is expected to be performed today on Aleem Khan and Bryan Felix, who were found dead in Coryal over the weekend.

According to reports, the men went into a forested area at Coryal Village on Saturday, but did not return home.

Police reports indicate that a party of officers from the Cumuto Police Station received information that two bodies were found at Sinverguenza Road, Coryal Village.

Man shot dead in Arouca

A man identified as Patch was found dead at a house at Windyhill in Arouca on Friday morning.

Police said the incident occurred shortly after 8 am.

Police said Dale Lewis was shot in the head while lying in a bed.

Lewis, according to police, well known to them as he is believed to have been involved in several robberies within the Northern Division.

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