Police arrest 25-year-old San Fernando man for illicit drug possession

A 25-year-old San Fernando man has been charged with possession of illicit drugs.

Police says that around 3:45am on Saturday 1st April, 2017, officers attached to the San Fernando CID, acting upon information received, carried out the arrest.

They say 25-year-old Kerry Perrot, aka "Mammoo", was stopped and searched by officers along Quenca Street, San Fernando, in the vicinity of Southern Medical Clinic.

The officers subsequently found 15.5 grammes of cocaine and 3.7 grammes of marijuana in his possession.

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. 

19-year-old Diego Martin man shot dead on Duncan Street

Police are investigating a murder on Duncan Street in Port of Spain Monday morning.

The shooting incident occurred 9 am. 

The victims has been identified as 19-year-old Kareem Richardson of Factory Road, Diego Martin.

Police say they responded to reports of loud explosions.

They say Richardson was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

He died while undergoing treatment. 

Investigations are continuing.

Seales against permanent police station in Enterprise

The proposed police station in crime-torn Enterprise community is being described as a plaster on a sore by Police Service Social and Welfare Association president Insp Michael Seales.

Speaking about the proposal yesterday, Seales said the Longdenville Police Post and the Chaguanas Police Station were already in close proximity to the community and would allow police to respond to any issue there.

AG: Corrupt cops hindering fight against crime

As the murder rate continues to spiral despite Government’s efforts to clamp down on the criminal elements, corrupt cops are hindering the fight against crime.

So said Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday, amid claims of police officers allegedly being involved in nefarious activities, including running drug blocks and collecting protection tax, in the Enterprise, Chaguanas community.

Murder in St James

Police are investigating the murder of a 39-year-old man in St James last night.

Denzil Eccles was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds on Jeffers Lane in St James.

Residents heard several loud explosions around 7pm before discovering the man's body.

This follows the shooting death of another man in Aranguez earlier in the day.

Homicide Bureau officers are investigating.

Pet shop owner charged with possession of protected birds

A Chaguanas pet shop owner will appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate on Friday after he was found to be in the possession of protected birds.

A party of officers of the Praedial Larceny Squad, led by Corporal Jeffers and including PC Virgil and Kisto and WPC Mitchell were on mobile patrol on Thursday along the Caroni Savannah Road, where they observed a yellow-headed Amazon parrot at the front of the pet store.

The bird was caged and being offered for sale at a price of $1,000.

Triple-murder as drive-by killers spray bullets at Le Platte group

Three out of five people shot in Le Platte Village, Maraval, have died.

Collin "Circle Boy" Letren, 25, Kuanda "Bag Up" Critchlow, 24, and Joel 'Joe Dog" Le Platte, 35 were fatally shot in a drive-by shooting late Thursday evening.

The three were liming with a group in a track stemming from the Morne Coco Road, when a blue B-14 vehicle drove up, slowed down and an occupant opened fire with a automatic weapon, sparying bullets into the group.

Two women, Dayna and Dominique Le Platte were also hit but were warded last night in satisfactory conditions.

US sanctions T&T citizen for alleged ISIS involvement

The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on seven people for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group or al-Qaida.

Among them is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago,  Shane Dominic Crawford, who has been accused of being an ISIS terrorist.

The State Department says the Trinidad and Tobago citizen is believed to be fighting for ISIS in Syria.

US media say it is a sign of growing U.S. concern that the Caribbean island nation has unexpectedly emerged as a source of foreign fighters and money for IS.