Seven arrested for illegal gambling

Seven people have been arrested for gambling in a common gaming house during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Princes Town. 

Police say that between the hours of 4pm and 7pm on Friday 31st March, 2017, officers from the Princes Town Police Station, arrested five men and one woman for gambling in a common gaming house, while one man was arrested for using premises as a common gaming house, without a license.

One roulette machine and four wall-mounted game devices were also seized. 

Man held with Thompson sub-machine gun in St Augustine

Police have arrested a man in possession of a sub-machine gun in St Augustine.

According to reports, around 5:30pm Thursday, officers were proceeding south along St. John Road, St. Augustine, when they observed a Blue Nissan B-14 - registration PBB 9112 - at a standstill along the road.

The officers approached the vehicle which then sped off.

The police gave chase and subsequently intercepted same vehicle a short distance away.

After carrying out a search of the said vehicle, officers found and seized a Thompson sub-machine gun .45 calibre. 

Trini man jailed for two years in Barbados for drug trafficking

 A 54-year-old Trinidad national has been sentenced to two years in jail in Barbados, after he appeared in the District “B’ Magistrates’ Court on a number of drug charges, the Barbados Today has reported.

Dexter Taylor was arrested on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport from Port-of-Spain last Friday after a search revealed three packages of cocaine hidden in false compartments of a haversack he was carrying.

He was later charged with possession, possession with intent to supply, trafficking and importation of cocaine.

Former police officer arrested while in company of suspected drug dealer

A retired police constable has been arrested after being found in possession of an illegal firearm while in the presence of a known drug dealer.

Police say the officer, who was attached to the Western Division before he left the service, was held last night while driving "convoy style" from Maracas Bay along the North Coast Road.

The officer was in the presence of a man police say has been on their radar as someone they suspect is involved in the narcotics trade.

The officer is currently in police custody.

Diego Martin husband and wife held for drugs, weapon, camouflage outfits

Police have charged a husband and wife from Diego Martin after carrying out a raid on their home and finding a firearm, ammunition, marijuana and camouflage outfits.

The couple has been identified as 34-year-old Luke Camacho and 30-year-old Jenna Marie Camacho.

According to a police report, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Operation H.O.P.E executed a search warrant around 4:55am on Monday.

The search was led by Sergeant Ross of the Inter-Agency Task Force.

T&T national arrested in New York after shooting incident

A Trinidad and Tobago man living in New York appeared in federal court Friday afternoon on weapons and drug charges following a shooting incident on Wednesday night on Hyde Street in Burlington.

Quincy Alexander, 28, who lives in Brooklyn made an initial appearance and was assigned a federal public defender, but he was not arraigned and entered no plea. 

Alexander, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of two handguns and having 80 grams of crack cocaine, according to court records.

Pro League footballer arrested after police allegedly discover gun, ammunition and drugs at his home

Police have arrested a Cocorite man who is also a footballer in the TT Pro League after they allegedly found a loaded firearm and a quantity of marijuana on him.

Reports indicate that police went to Upper Powder Magazine, Cocorite around 1.20 Tuesday morning and carried out a search at the footballer's home.

Police say they found a 9mm pistol loaded with ten rounds of ammunition, hidden in the stove of the kitchen.

United Airlines pilots arrested in cockpit on suspicion of being intoxicated

Two United Airlines pilots were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol in Scotland on Saturday as they were about to fly to the United States, police and the airline said.

Police Scotland said the two men, aged 35 and 45 years, were detained under a section of the Railways and Transport Safety Act which covers carrying out pilot function or activity whilst exceeding the prescribed limit of alcohol.

33 arrested for various offences

Police have arrested 33 people in various exercises, including one for murder.

The Police Service has issued this update on their latest operations.

"Northern Division – firearm, ammunition seized

Between the hours of 5:00pm and 12midnight on Tuesday 26th July 2016, Ag. Inspector Nowbutt, Sgt Pitt along with a party of officers attached to the Nothern Division Task Force Area Central, Police K9 Unit, St. Joseph and Tunapuna Police Stations conducted several anti-crime exercises in the Arouca, St. Joseph and Tunapuna districts.