Crime

7 murders in under 24 hours

A murder in Malick has brought to 7, the number of people murdered in the last 24 hours.

At about 3 pm today, Kevon Robertson, 33, was fatally shot in Malick, Barataria.

Police said Robertson’s murder was believed to have been gang-related and linked to the attempted murder of a relative of a well-known man from Seventh Avenue in Malick.

Investigations are continuing into all incidents.

Earlier today, a man was found killed in a vehicle in Tobago.

There were five murders overnight.

Police destroy more than $6.5 million in marijuana

Over $6.5 million worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Moruga district have been destroyed by officers of the South Western Division.

The exercise which was supervised by Sgt. Seepersad, took place on Tuesday.

The exercise included officers attached to the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit.

During the exercise, officers proceeded into hilly area off La Lune Road, Moruga, where they discovered a camp containing 6500 fully grown marijuana trees, 2500 seedlings and seven pounds of cured marijuana.

Two more charged with kidnapping and rape

Two more persons are expected to appear before the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court today, charged with rape, kidnapping and sexual assault, against two female victims.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred on Saturday 29th December, 2018.

Reuben Thomas, 20, a labourer of Esperance Village and Anniece Ravello, 28, also a labourer of Ste Madeleine, were both charged with the offences on Tuesday by PC Sheldon Gosine, of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Tobago burnt body identified

Police have identified the burnt body of a man found in a car in Hope, Tobago this morning, as Dwarika Moses 20, of Les Coteaux.

Police are treating the death as a suspected homicide.

According to reports about 2 am this morning, fire officers responded to a call about a burning car on Belmont Link Road, Hope, Tobago.

When investigators arrived at the site they noticed a body in the vehicle.

Tobago recorded 9 murders last year.

Gun, drugs, ammo seized in police raid

Po­lice seized a pis­tol, a quan­ti­ty of am­mu­ni­tion and il­le­gal drugs dur­ing a raid in the La Hor­quet­ta dis­trict on Tues­day.

Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cers, a 9mm Ital­ian-made pis­tol along with a mag­a­zine of 11 rounds of 9mm pis­tol, 50 rounds of 40 cal­i­bre hol­low point am­mu­ni­tion, 60 grammes of co­caine, 1,300 grammes of mar­i­jua­na and a bul­let-proof vest were found.

Of­fi­cers from La Hor­quet­ta CID, La Hor­quet­ta Crime Pa­trol, K9 Unit su­per­vised by In­sp Boodoo and Sgt Wal­dropt were in­volved in the ex­er­cise.

Five overnight murders

Two double murders were among the five recorded overnight in Trinidad, bringing the murder toll to 20.

A sixth body was found in Tobago.

Police also suspect murder in that case as the body was burnt beyond recognition in a car. However, it is yet to be classified.

The murder victims have been identified as Nathon Cummings, 25, Yahvel Joseph, 22, Akash Dookie, 20, Darius Joseph, 19 and Dwayne James, 27.

Burnt body discovered in car in Tobago

A body burnt beyond recognition has been found in a car in Tobago.
It is being classed as a suspected homicide.
According to reports about 2 am this morning, fire officers responded to a call about a burning car on Belmont Link Road Mason Hall Tobago.
When investigators arrived at the site they noticed a lone body in the vehicle.
 Investigations are continuing. Tobago recorded 9 murders last year.

Two double murders in last 24-hours

Two double murders are recorded in the space of three hours in north Trinidad.
In the latest incident which is said to have occurred around 11:30 pm, two men were shot and killed at Marcano Drive, El Dorado. Reports suggest the shooting occurred a short distance from a wake which was held for 32-year-old Cherisse Bramble who was shot and killed on Monday evening after gunmen stormed a house and opened fire. The victims have been identified as Akash Dookie and Darius Joseph, both from Tunapuna.

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