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Two illegal firearms were seized
and eight people arrested during po-
lice exercises between Saturday
night and yesterday morning.
One of the guns was recovered by
officers of the North Eastern Division
Task Force (NEDTF) while they were
searching an empty lot next to the
home of a 26-year-old gang leader
from Evelyn Trace, El Socorro, San
Juan, on Saturday night.
After finding the .38 Colt revolver
and five rounds of ammunition, the
officers, led by Sgt Cornelius Samuel,
searched the man's home and al-
legedly found 33 grammes of mari-
The suspect clashed with the offi-
cers while being handcuffed and was
eventually subdued, along with a
male relative. The suspect's 53-year-
old mother also reportedly got in-
volved in the fracas but was not
detained by police.
In addition to marijuana posses-
sion, the gang leader is expected to
be charged with obstructing officers
in the execution of their duties, re-
sisting arrest and using obscene lan-
guage. Police are also expected to
issue a summons to his mother for
No one was charged for the illegal
gun as it could not be linked to the
gang leader. He and his male relative
will appear in court this morning to
answer the charges.
Cpls Quashie and Small and PCs
Antoine, Duncan and Voisin were in-
volved in the exercise.
Meanwhile, the other gun was re-
covered by Northern Division Police
during a stop-and-search exercise in
Trincity on Sunday morning.
Police said around 5.30 am, officers
were on patrol in Orange Grove,
Trincity, when they stopped a white
Nissan AD wagon with six male occu-
pants. A .38 revolver and six rounds
of ammunition was found hidden
under the driver seat. All six men
were arrested and were charged with
firearm possession. They will appear
in the Arima Magistrate's Court this
A businessman from central
Trinidad has been detained for ques-
tioning in relation to a prostitution
ring after 15 foreign nationals were
found during a raid on his bar on Fri-
According to reports, officers of
the Central Division, led by Insp Ho-
sein and Jitindra Toolaram, raided the
popular bar in Chase Village, Freeport,
after receiving numerous complaints
In addition to scores of patrons, po-
lice found 15 foreign nationals---13
women and two men---they believed
to be engaged in prostitution.
The owner and the foreigners were
arrested and remained detained by
police up to late yesterday.
The foreigners, all of whom are be-
lieved to have entered the country il-
legally, were being questioned by
Immigration officials and detectives
of the Counter Trafficking Unit up to
The operation included roadblocks,
raids and searches throughout the di-
vision, which resulted in the arrest of
14 other people who were detained
for drug possession, obscene lan-
guage, larceny, shooting and robbery
The exercise was co-ordinated by
Senior Supt Forde, Supts Kenny Mc
Intyre and Grant and ASP Ajith Per-
Four months after Stephan Sin-
nette was killed in his home, a 24-
year-old man has been charged with
The accused, of Production Drive,
Sea Lots, is expected to appear be-
fore a Point Fortin magistrate today
charged with murdering Sinnette on
Sinnette, of Beach Road, Chatham,
was shot several times. Officers said
he was involved in a fight with a man,
whom he allegedly chopped about
the face and hand. When officers
went to his home to arrest him, Sin-
nette was discovered lying dead in a
pool of blood in the living room of his
PC Nelson of Region Three Homi-
cide Bureau conducted investiga-
Meanwhile, the 17-year-old son of
two police officers attached to the
San Fernando City police, will also ap-
pear before a San Fernando magis-
trate today, charged with four
The teenager of Union Hall, San
Fernando, was arrested during an ex-
ercise by police officers on Friday. He
appeared on several identification pa-
rades and was later charged with the
robberies which occurred in Princes
Town, San Fernando and Barrack-
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for 06 NOVEMBER, 2015
Dexter Jones collapsed on the banks of the Coorsal
River in Gran Couva yesterday, after the body of his
seven-year-old son, Jordell Jones, was pulled out
of the river.
Jones, a Standard One pupil of Gran Couva RC
school, died around 1.45 pm after he slipped off a
concrete pathway and fell into a deep part of the river.
The incident occurred a few miles away from the
family s La Vega Road, Gran Couva home.
Jones, who wanted to become a soldier, was playing
in the water with his siblings Joshua, 14, Lashawn
Mc Kenna, 12, Kayla, six and Kaylan, five, when tragedy
His mother Josanne Simmons said she was watching
her children laughing and running when Jones slipped
off the river bed.
"He was jumping about and running after the crabs.
He was in a joyful mood. He was telling me, Mommy,
mommy, look I am a fish! " a tearful Simmons recalled.
She said the sides of the river were slippery and
her son slipped off the concrete, hit his head and fell
into the deep side of the river, situated under the
"I called my husband and he started to search,"
Dexter, who appeared to be numb with shock, said,
"I searched for him but I couldn t feel him in the
water. There was too much slush."
Candace Brown, who was close by, quickly ran up
the street and called out to her brother Christian
Christian, who knew the river well, managed to
pull out Jones about ten minutes later.
Josanne Simmons and her husband Dexter Jones, the parents of Jordell Jones, who drowned at a river at
Coorsal Road, Gran Couva, yesterday. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
"I felt his foot and then I pulled him up. The water
on that side was about nine feet deep. His face was
already blue. My cousin John Campbell and I took
turns in doing CPR. He started to get some colour
on his face but we did not get a pulse," Christian said
told the T&T Guardian.
Candace contacted the Gran Couva police who
arrived shortly thereafter, placed Jones in the police
jeep and took him to the Couva District Hospital
where doctors pronounced him dead.
Simmons said her eldest son Joshua was very dis-
traught about the death.
"Joshua came down for the weekend and that was
why we decided to go to the river. This was a perfect
weekend, we had no quarrels," Simmons said.
An autopsy will be done at the Forensic Science
Centre in St James today.
Ag Sgt Noel, Ag Cpl Alicia Soodeen and Cpl Peter
Cumberbatch visited the scene yesterday and are con-
Boy, 7, drowns in Gran Couva
CPR too late
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