Nelson Street

One Arrested, Firearms & Ammo Seized in Besson Street Exercises

A  20-year-old  suspect  remains  in  police  custody following several  anti-crime  exercises  conducted  in  the  Besson  Street  policing district yesterday, during which two  firearms, along  with  over  50  rounds  of  ammunition,  were  seized.

270 rounds of ammunition, cocaine found on roof of Nelson Street apartment

Over 270 rounds of assorted ammunition and a quantity of cocaine were seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team during an anti-crime exercise in the Port of Spain district.

The exercise was carried out between 6 am and 11:30 am on Wednesday 26th April, 2017, at the Nelson Street Plannings, Port of Spain.

Police find Taurus pistol, ammunition at Nelson Street apartments

A gun and a quantity of ammunition have been found in Port-of-Spain, a statement by the Police Service said.

The discovery was made by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, while conducting an anti-crime exercise, between 8 pm and 10 pm, on Monday 24th April, 2017, at the Nelson Street Planning, Port of Spain.

A search of a staircase located on the eastern side of Building 51-53, resulted in one Taurus pistol, fitted with a magazine containing 18 rounds of .9mm ammunition, being found inside an electrical meter box.

VIDEO: Police shoot and wound gunman after Nelson Street attack

Police have shot and wounded a man who opened fire on them.

The incident occurred shortly after 9 pm on Monday night.

According to report, a gunman attempted to carry out an attack on a group of men on Nelson Street, Port-of-Spain.

However, he was intercepted by police officers from a police post in the area.

There was an exchange of gunfire near Picadilly Street and the man was hit about the body.

He is currently warded at hospital.

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Social Development Ministry assists victims of Nelson Street fire

The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services has distributed temporary food cards and clothing items to five fire victims whose homes were recently destroyed by fire, a statement by the Ministry says.

The fire which took place on New Year’s morning at Building 55-57, Nelson Street, Port-of-Spain left 15 residents’ homeless and one person dead.