Who approved school venue for Sandman’s funeral?

Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion An­tho­ny Gar­cia said he would “have to con­sid­er the rec­om­men­da­tions” to de­ter­mine whether or not the fu­ner­al ser­vice for re­put­ed gang­ster Vaughn “Sand­man” Mieres can be held at the Las Cuevas Gov­ern­ment Pri­ma­ry School, on Fri­day.

On Tues­day a dig­i­tal fly­er be­gan cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia an­nounc­ing the fu­ner­al ser­vice for Mieres and his wife, Ali­ka “Let­ty” De­here.

Former 'Sandman' acquaintance held

One of the main suspects, who was held in connection with this morning's quadruple murder in Las Cuevas where reputed drug and gun smuggler, Vaughn 'Sandman' Mieres, his wife, Alika "Letty" Dehere and two others were killed has been identified as one of Mieres' key acquaintance.

The suspect, police said was shot and wounded by police during a chase. He is currently at a medical institution under heavy police guard.

'Sandman' charged with firearm, ammunition possession

Vaughn Mieres, also known as Sandman, is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate this morning on charged of possession of guns and ammunition.

Mieres, who is a Las Cuevas-based businessman, was charged last night on the instructions of Deputy DPP Joan Honore Paul.

Paul was consulted and she issued instructions for Mieres to be charged along with a number of other persons.

The charges were laid in connection with arms and ammunition found during a police exercise at his home on Wednesday 14th February 2018.