Two foreign nationals have been sentenced to two years’ hard labour for fraud.
The accused—SIMON EDUARDO FARIAS ROMERO, a Venezuelan national, and FRANCISCO JAVIER GIL RIVERA a Mexican national—both appeared before Her Worship Adia Mohammed on Tuesday 11 February 2020.
They pleaded guilty to the charge of trafficking in counterfeit cards.
Police have identified the four people killed in yesterday’s shooting in Rancho Quemado.
They are: 21-year-old Shaquille Dottin, 17-year-old Jabari Toby, and 17-year-old Alafia Augustine of Alexander Village, Santa Flora; and 28-year-old Anthony Alexander of Claxton Bay.
Police are probing whether the murders were drug-related.
According to reports, the men were seated in a silver Wagon at a house in Rancho Quemado, when at about 6 pm, two gunmen opened fire on them.
Erin police responded to reports of the shooting and found Dottin, Toby and Alexander dead.
Thirty-eight Venezuelan nationals were arrested by officers of the Port of Spain Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Woodbrook District early this morning.
The exercise was conducted between 3:30am and 6:00am, on Tuesday 11 February 2020, at a nightclub at the corner Ariapita Avenue and Carlos Streets, Woodbrook.
A search of the establishment resulted in 29 female and nine male Venezuelan nationals being arrested. Among the females, five were between the ages of 15 and 17.
A 36-year-old Nigerian national is currently warded at hospital following a chopping incident this morning.
CNC3 NEWS understands that shortly after 7am, a man, who is yet to be identified, was accosted by another man in the vicinity of Busy Corner in Chaguanas.
According to eyewitnesses, an altercation ensued and the man was dealt several chops about the body.
The chopping incident happened in the full glare of members of the public, who scampered to safety.
The injured man was taken to hospital where he remains warded in a serious condition.
A father of two has allegedly beaten his eight year old autistic daughter to death before killing himself.
According to police reports, around 7 last evening, Michael Maynard was at his home in Kelly Village, Caroni, when he allegedly beat the girl, Makeisha, about her body with a cutlass.
It is believed that shortly after 10pm, Maynard realised the girl did not regain consciousness. He subsequently completed suicide.
The man's 11 year old son, Makesi, raised an alarm and alerted neighbours who contacted the police.
Two men were charged by officers of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) for three counts of sexual penetration of a child and four counts of sexual touching of a child following intelligence-led exercises, yesterday.
The exercises were spearheaded by W/Supt. (Ag.) George and ASP Nowbutt, and supervised by Insps. (Ag.) Andrews and Francis along with Sgt. James and WPC Johnson.
A man who was shot in Maloney on Wednesday morning has died.
The shooting incident occurred at about 6.30 am on Wednesday.
According to police reports, 43-year-old Hardy Abdul Mohammed was approached by a gunman and shot multiple times, moments after he left Building 20.
Mohammed was taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was treated and warded. He had been in a serious condition until he succumbed to his injuries on Thursday.
Police said they are "very familiar" with Mohammed, who was also known as Shervon Ransom. He was said to be in his early 40s.
Police are on the scene where a decomposing body was found at Crown Trace, Enterprise.
According to a police report, at about 11 am, police officers were notified that a body was found in a drain at the back of a property that houses an ice cream shop.
Whilst police say they are not sure how the man died, they got information from neighbours that the man is known to suffer from epileptic attacks.
Police believe the man suffered a seizure while in the backyard and may have fallen into a water-filled drain.
His identity has not been released to the media