Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 30th 2014 Contents A short distance from his home,
Maraj s daughter-in-law, Rasheeda Ali,
spoke about her husband being the best
man and father he could be to his four
children. With the three murders yes-
terday the murder toll is now 285 for
the year while the same period last year
there were 256 murders.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, August 30, 2014
JENSEN LA VENDE
A 15-year-old boy was shot
dead yesterday at Malabar three
days before he was set to resume
school at El Dorado Secondary.
Police said a gunman came out
of a waiting car at Tirite Lane,
Malabar and opened fire at a group,
including Hoshin Castillo, 15, Rawle
Davis, 30 and Justin Samuels, 17.
Police said the shooting took
place at Davis home around 1.45
pm. Davis, who police said had
been shot at before, was hit in the
right thigh and Samuels in the left
arm. Castillo, of Salvia Crescent,
Malabar died on the scene. The
gunman escaped in the waiting
car.About four hours earlier, in an
unrelated double homicide, a
Chaguanas man whose life was
repeatedly threatened and another
man on his first day on the job
were shot dead at a house they
Police officers of Cunupia Police
Station, including Insp Terrence
Williams and Sgt Jitindra Toolaram,
acting on a tip-off went to Endeav-
our Road, Chaguanas around 9.30
They found the bodies of two
men. One was identified only as
"Shortman" and "Pimento Man",
who homicide detectives believe
is Satrohan Siewdath, of Barrack-
pore, on the ground outside the
house. Inside the house in one of
the bedrooms they found Mitchum
Maraj, 35, with gunshot wounds
to the head.
Speaking to the media at his
Endeavour Road home Maraj s
father, Pooran Maraj said he had
only yesterday morning given
Siewdath a job to work on the
Maraj said his son had moved
out of the area several months ago
to Cunupia and returned to spend
time with his parents for the
July/August vacation. Maraj said
he and his son had "some bad
times and some good times". He
added that men from the area had
threatened to kill his son and even
posted the threat on social network
site Facebook, as they posed with
After police were informed of
the threat the men s home were
searched, however, nothing illegal
Maraj said the men were afraid
of his son because he would not
stand for their nonsense and if they
ever fought he would always win.
He said that he could have lost two
other sons yesterday but thankfully
they both left early for work.
Coast Guard officers on Thurs-
day morning arrested six
Venezuelan nationals who were
caught attempting to smuggle
over half a million dollars in mar-
ijuana into the country.
The six were held during an
exercise between 11.30 pm on
Wednesday night to 2.30 am
Thursday morning, in the North
Coast near Grand Riviere.
The men were held aboard a
fishing boat named Mora. A total
of 67 packets of marijuana weigh-
ing 58.2 kilogrammes, which police
said had an estimated street value
of $870,300 was seized.
The men also had 50 shotgun
cartridges. They were taken to
Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas and
handed over to members of the
Organised Crime, Narcotics and
Firearms Bureau and Immigration
In an unrelated exercise yester-
day, members of the North Eastern
Division Task Force led by Cpl
Sunil Bharath held a 28-year-old
Morvant man with a 9 mm pistol
and ten rounds of ammunition.
Police said they saw the suspect,
a security guard, of Pelican Exten-
sion Morvant, was held at Mahabir
Court, Morvant with the illegal
gun. A search at his home yielded
two bullet proof vests and a cam-
ouflage jacket. Later that day, the
same officers held a 30-year-old-
man with an undisclosed quantity
of cocaine and marijuana at Don
Miguel Road, San Juan.
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Six Venezuelans held off North
Coast with marijuana shipment
Teen shot dead in Malabar;
Double murder rocks Cunupia
Rasheeda Ali, at the scene where her husband, Mitchum Maraj, was shot and killed at Cunupia yesterday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
Police have identified the burnt remains of a man found in the trunk
of a car as Mukesh Heeralal, of Princes Town. The car was found last
Saturday in a gravel road, off Perseverance Road, Chaguanas. Police
went to the location around 7 am after receiving a telephone call from
two security guards who saw smoke and flames coming from the area.
The body was burnt beyond recognition and the car's registration
number and colour were also unidentifiable, police said. The remains
was identified on Tuesday following DNA testing on two female
relatives. Police said Heeralal was chopped several times before he was
placed in the trunk of the car which was set ablaze.
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