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 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.
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.
Former Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has called on his successor Terrence Deyalsingh to pay special attention to the children of incarcerated people.
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.
Church services resumed on Saturday at the Transformed Life Ministry, Eastern Main Road in Arouca and the attendance was described as “the usual.”
The Pastor, Glen Awong, was also said to be “doing well.”
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.
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.