An Austria Glock pistol and a quantity of marijuana were found by officers during an anti-crime exercise in the Central Division yesterday a statement by the Police Service said.
The officers of the Central Special Crime and Canine Units, conducted the exercise coordinated by ASP (Ag.), Richard Smith, between 7:00am and 9:00pm on Wednesday 10th May, 2017.
The officers went to Mano Street, Enterprise, Chaguanas, around 7:30pm, where they conducted a search behind a shed situated along the roadway.
Police are probing two murders in East Trinidad, one in Lopinot and the other in Arima.
Around 11:50 pm 25-year-old Lleron Alexander was at his business place, LA Mini Mart, at East Main Road, Lopinot when a man approached him and a struggle ensued.
Two loud explosions were heard and persons around intervened and subdued the suspect.
Officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) arrived and conveyed both to the Arima Hospital.
Alexander succumbed around 1 am.
The 24-year-old suspect is still at hospital.
A 33-year-old Chase Village man, will appear before an Arima Magistrate today, charged with possession of a Glock 22 pistol along with two magazines containing a total of 26 rounds of .40mm ammunition.
Clevon Francis was arrested and later charged following anticrime exercises carried out by officers of the Northern Division Area Central Task Force, in the Charlieville area, on Friday 5th May, 2017.
The accused of Orange Field Road, Chase Village, was arrested along Pierre Road, Charlieville, around 11:30 pm.
A snub nose revolver was discovered by officers of the Tobago Division Task Force, in a forested area, at Mt. St. George, Tobago over the weekend.
A statement by the Police Service says that officers, acting on information, went to Castara Road, around 7:45 am on Saturday 6th May, 2017, where they found a black plastic bag containing the revolver loaded with two rounds of .38mm ammunition.
No one was arrested in connection with the find.
Police have detained two people in connection with the murder of a Barataria man on Friday. The man’s death has taken the murder toll to 176.
The man, 40-year-old Rasheed Khan, was killed while in on the Caura Valley Road after being shot in his chest.
He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived.
According to witnesses, around 9 pm, loud explosions were heard.
The witnesses called the police who held two people while they were attempting to escape.
Gasping for breath with a plastic bag over his head, an off-duty police officer, who was the victim of robbers, wiggled his way to the edge of the Solomon Hochoy Highway yesterday, before he was rescued by some of his colleagues.
PC Omar Ramroop, 33, was found around 3:30 am. His limbs were tied with straps and he was sweating profusely because of the bag over his head.
A shooting incident has left one man fighting for his life at hospital.
Around 7.20 pm on Wednesday Kyle Collins was sitting in a white Nissan Laurel at Matthew Street in Marabella, when a lone gunman approached him and opened fire.
Residents notified the police and the man was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital where he is warded in a critical condition.
Investigations are ongoing.
A 30-year-old Sangre Grande man has been charged with murder.
Police says Ryan Trotman, a market vendor of Foster Road, Sangre Grande is charged with the murder of 50-year-old Robert Wells.
Wells was shot and killed at his home at Cedar Hill Trace, South Manzanilla Road, on April 21st.
He is also charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.
He is due to appear before a Sangre Grande magistrate to answer the charges.
A Barrackpore woman has been found blindfolded, bound and gagged in the truck of a vehicle two days after she was reported missing by loved ones.
Reports indicate that while on a routine patrol, police officers observed a green Nissan Almera licensed PBP 5799 abandoned behind some bushes off the M2 Ring Road.
When officers opened the trunk of the vehicle they found the woman bound and gag.
Investigators say she was disoriented, dehydrated and appeared to have been drugged.