Pending autopsies that caused the backlog and deeper frustration among family members at the Forensic Science Centre has ended.
A Venezuelan national was shot and killed shortly after nine last evening.
Initial reports had suggested that a gunman had alighted from a vehicle and opened fire on a gyro vendor, who was plying his trade in the vicinity of the ABC roundabout in Point Fortin.
However, police have since confirmed that the victim has been identified as a Venezuelan national who was standing near the gyro vendor's stall.
The shooting incident sent bystanders scampering to safety.
The 30-year-old suspect wanted for the murder of Trinidad-born Kiara Alleyne, 20, at her home in Florida on Wednesday has been receiving medical care after he was found seriously injured by Marion County homicide officers and had to be airlifted from the area where he was located.
According to Marion County officers, the suspect was found in the Florida Keys on Wednesday morning and airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami with burns to the arms in what they described as a “bizarre series of events that began with a burglary call.”
One man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Western Division during an anti-crime exercise in Diego Martin yesterday.
The exercise, conducted around 3:00 pm included officers of the Diego Martin Criminal Investigations Department.
According to police reports, during the exercise, officers were on patrol along the Diego Martin Main Road, when they observed a suspect behaving in a suspicious manner.
One man was arrested and a revolver and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Santa Cruz Criminal Investigations Department, during an anti-crime exercise.
The exercise, coordinated and supervised by (Ag.) Sgt. Quashie was conducted yesterday.
According to police reports during the exercise, officers had cause to stop and search a man who was walking along Pipiol Road, Santa Cruz.
The search resulted in officers finding one Smith and Wesson revolver containing four rounds of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana in his possession.
Naresh "Venesh" Basant, 40, of Charlieville was lured to his death under the pretence that someone needed him to do a job estimate for a roof at Korea Village in Carapichaima.
More than a week ago, Basant began to get calls on his cellphone. The female voice kept asking him if he can do a roofing job for her.
But when Basant did manage to find the time and go to the site at Jagbir Street he was instead gunned down. He was shot 12 times about the body believed to be by a high-powered rifle shortly after 6 pm on Monday.
An estimated $2.4 million worth of cocaine has been demanded for the release of a Venezuelan couple who was allegedly kidnapped on Saturday afternoon.
The Anti-Kidnapping Unit is leading the search for migrants Juan Ruiz Espinoza, 23 and his girlfriend Betzabett Guitte, 20.
Investigators spent Sunday and yesterday questioning relatives and neighbours about the incident.
Naresh "Venesh" Basant was gunned down in Korea Village in Carapichaima on Monday night while on a site assessing a prospective job.
Basant, of Charlieville, Chaguanas, was fatally shot while at Jagbir Street around 7.45 pm.
Police reported that residents heard several gunshots before Basant's body was found lying on the roadway next to his Honda Civic motorcar.
Police are calling on members of the public to conduct business transactions using national ID cards rather than drivers permits after making a major breakthrough in a fake identity scam.
The call follows the arrest of an imposter who impersonated a Barrackpore housewife and rented cars which were then sold to unsuspecting victims in South Trinidad.
One man was arrested and quantities of cocaine, marijuana and TT and US currencies seized, by officers of the Central Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Division yesterday.
The exercise, supervised by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Hunte, Supt. Mystar and ASP (Ag.) Smith, was conducted on September 4th, during which the officers executed a search warrant at the Main Road, Chaguanas home of a 35-year-old suspect.
The search resulted in officers finding 49 grammes of cocaine, 89 grammes of marijuana and TT$56,933 and US$58 in cash.