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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
10 held after Mac 10
gun found in PoS
Ten men were arrested and a sub-machine
gun seized during search exercises at
Housing Development Corporation (HDC)
apartment complexes at Nelson and Dun-
can Streets in Port-of-Spain yesterday.
According to reports, between 7 am and
1 pm yesterday, a large contingent of police
officers from several policing units began
searching apartments and courtyards
in the complexes.
The officers, assisted by sev-
eral sniffer dogs, found
a loaded Mac 10 sub-ma-
chine gun hidden under a
heap of debris at the cor-
ner of Duncan and Prince
While the weapon was
found in public area, police
still arrested 10 men, rang-
ing in age between 21 and
The suspects were held
for questioning in relation
to several recent shootings
in east Port-of-Spain. They
remained detained up to
No bail for nine
on gun charges
Nine Venezuelans, charged with having
three firearms and over 200 rounds of am-
munition in their possession, have been
remanded into custody.
The men, five of whom came here ille-
gally, appeared in the San Fernando Magis-
trates’ Court yesterday where one of them
broke down in tears.
They were charged after police raided a
house at James Crescent, La Romaine, and
reportedly found guns and ammunition
The accused are Luiz Pinead,
Jose Herbes, Michael Flores, David
Rodriguez, Yonathan Gonzales,
Sixto Sanchez, Emmanuel Carrion,
Aglis Rodriguez and Luiz Matheus.
All of them are charged with pos-
session of a Walter .40 pistol, a Rossi
. 38 revolver and 284 rounds of assorted
Pinead was also charged with posses-
sion of a Ruger Speed Six .38 revolver and
three rounds of .38 SPL ammunition.
Court prosecutor Cleyon Seedan said he
had to get instructions on whether to pro-
summarily in which case the
men would be asked to enter
Five of them—Sanchez, Herbes,
David Rodriguez, Matheus and Aglis
Rodriguez pleaded guilty to entering the
Senior Magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine
asked interpreter Moonilal Ragbir to inquire
whether David Rodriguez, who was crying,
wanted to say anything.
Rodriguez replied in the negative. Luiz
Pinead, however, apologised for coming
into the country illegally.
The charges were laid by Immigration
Officer Ramesh Chaitramsingh and PC Har-
ripersad. The magistrate adjourned the mat-
ters to tomorrow without hearing the facts
in the illegal entry charges.
in Rio Claro
Fully grown marijuana trees with an estimated street value of
$80,000 were destroyed and one home-made shotgun and one
trap gun were seized by officers of the Rio Claro CID during an an-
ti-crime exercise in the district.
The exercise, which included officers of the Organised Crime and
Intelligence Unit, was conducted between 9 am and 11 30 am on Sun-
day. A report said the police got information and went to Moonan
Trace, Rio Claro.
There, they ventured approximately a quarter mile into a forested
area and found a marijuana field with approximately 80 fully grown
marijuana trees. They also discovered one pound of marijuana seeds
valued at $5,000, the shotgun and the trap gun. No arrest was made
in connection with the finds.
Biche man charged
Police have charged a Biche man with the murder of his wife’s
uncle. Narish Jawahir, 34, of Cunapo Southern Main Road,
Biche, was charged with the murder of Krishendath Ma-
habir following advice received late on Friday from Dep-
uty Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul.
Mahabir, 54, a contractor, of Kowlessar Trace, Biche,
was standing outside his home on Saturday January 3,
2015. A man approached and shot him. He sustained
multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. He was taken to
the Rio Claro Health Facility where he died.
Police believe the shooting stemmed from a domestic
Investigations were supervised by acting ASP Windel
Flaviney and Sgt Anil Maharaj of Homicide Bureau of In-
vestigations (HBI), Region 2. Corporal Suresh Ramsahai
of HBI, Region 2, Sub-Office, Rio Claro, laid the charge
against the accused on Saturday.
Pistol, ammo found
at recreation ground
Central Division Task Force officers seized a pistol and
several rounds of ammunition during a raid in Caroni.
The exercise, conducted under the supervision of
acting Senior Supt Inraj Balram and ASP Richard Smith,
was conducted around 1.30am on Sunday.
The police said they went to Harris Street, Caroni,
near the recreation ground and carried out a a search
at the pavilion. They found a one black and chrome
Taurus pistol, loaded with one magazine, containing
four rounds of 9mm ammunition, hidden under a sheet
of ply. No arrest was made in connection with that find.
Policemen attached to the Rio Claro CID destroy
marijuana trees in Rio Claro.
PICTURE COURTESY TTPS
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