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Three people arrested last week for alleged possession
of electronic card skimming devices will appear in court
Charles were laid against Akeil Sullivan and Jenna John, of
Embaccadere, San Fernando, and Melissa Carrington, of Lady
Hailes Avenue, by Fraud Squad officers.
Their arrests followed months of investigations into the skim-
ming of bankcards. Two electronic skimmers and a sophisticated
card maker were seized. Police said a fourth person is expected
to be charged soon.
Fraud Squad officers have in recent times arrested and charged
seven people from Bolivia, Bulgaria, Spain, UK and the Dominican
Republic. They are believed to be part of an alleged international
card skimming racket.
An 18-year-old woman is among three
people arrested following a robbery at a
Chinese restaurant in Carapichaima on
Police said at around 5 pm, five people armed
with firearms walked into the restaurant and
announced a holdup. The suspects ordered the
workers to hand over $1,000 in cash and several
cartons of cigarettes. They fled the scene in a
Freeport police was contacted and officers set
up a road block on Tait Madoo Road,where the
car was intercepted. The suspects attempted to
escape but the police were able to capture three,
while two others escaped into some bushes.
They had not been found up to late yesterday.
Investigations are continuing.
Probe launched into police leak
Officers from the Professional Stand-
ards Bureau of the T&T Police Service
are leading investigations into the leak
of information about police exercises
that due to be conducted over the Easter
A document signed by Central Division
Senior Superintendent Kenny McIntyre and
containing the names of senior officers and
the locations of police exercises and road
blocks was posted on several social media
As a result, the exercises, which were to
be carried out in the Central Division, had
to be rescheduled. McIntyre told the T&T
Guardian that an arrest is imminent.
"We hope to get some results soon," he
Teens Shania Ali and Semoy Ramdhanie
who were reported missing last week are
safely back home with their families.
In connection with the disappearance of
Ramdhanie, 13, a 21 year-old man from Bar-
rackporeis currently assisting police with their
investigation. He was due to be handed over to
the Child Protection Unit yesterday.
On April 9, Ramdhanie left her Freeport home
and when she failed to return home hours later,
her mother, Indira Ramdhanie, filed a missing
persons' report at the Gran Couva Police Station.
Investigators got a lead and found her at a
house in Barrackpore on Thursday. On January
28, Ramdhanie also went missing, but returned
home weeks later.
Ali, 16, of San Fernando, left home around
7.25 pm last Wednesday. By 9.45 pm, her aunt
Natasha Williams reported her missing to San
Fernando police. She returned the following day
and told police that she had been with relatives
in Sangre Grande. (KF)
An electronic item seized by police used by the fraudsters.
Residents and commuters affected
by the temporary traffic disruptions
along the South Trunk Road, South
Oropouche since Thursday have been
assured immediate relief by Works
Minister Rohan Sinanan.
Sinanan gave the assurance as he toured
the affected area with ministry and Nidco
"What happened is that a bush fire
caused some damage to the underground
pipes. Because the pipes were plastic it
affected the pipes and caused the entire
roadway to sink," he said
Sinanan said as a precautionary measure
the entire pipeline infrastructure will be
The minister and his team also visited
the Beetham where major
construction works on the southbound
section of the culverts has started. The
work is due be completed by tomorrow
and lanes re-opened to commuters.
The project, which will run for four
weekends, will see the replacement of two
aged culverts running across the Beetham
Highway, and will assist with alleviating
flooding in the long run.
"This will definitely help with the flow of
water because if you look at what is coming
out you will see that it has been blocked
"Five years ago it was realized that the
culvert started to fail and the water wasn't
running in it and I think this could be part
of the problem why we have the water on
the Bus Route side that backs up. We're
hoping to get a great ease with some of the
flooding once this project is finished," Si-
In the last stop of his impromptu vis-
its, the minister visited the Port of Port
of Spain where he witnessed first-hand a
delay with the 4 pm sailing with the Fferry
being loaded at minutes past 6 pm.
Sinanan promises quick repairs to South Trunk Road
Easter Bonnets Brielle Joseph, from left, Azaria Figaro and Amara Pope pose
for a photo after taking part in the CDA Easter Bonnet Parade on the Board
Walk in Chaguaramas on Saturday. PHOTO: ANISTO ALVES
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