Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 28th 2018 Contents Central Division police officers yes-
terday remained tight-lipped on
whether they had Sheron Sukhdeo,
33, the owner of Sheron’s Auto and
Real Estate under their radar for
being involved in criminal activity.
Senior officer would only say that
he had pending matters for receiv-
ing and having in his possession
stolen vehicles and had also faced
domestic abuse charges against his
wife and mother of his two children,
Rachael Amanda Sukhdeo, 30.
The officer said he knew of no
other offences linked to Sukhdeo
although there was speculation that
Sukhdeo was believed to be involved
in money laundering, arms and am-
munition and drug trafficking.
“I cannot say that because we had
no such information. We knew of
the stolen vehicles charges and the
domestic abuse/assault charges...
nothing else,” the officer said.
Former head of the Central Divi-
sion, acting DCP Deodat Dulalchan,
said it would be unfair for him to
comment on Sukhdeo as he left the
Division “a long time ago.”
Sukhdeo’s business place at the
Caroni Savannah Road was raided
several times by police officers
of various units in the T&T Police
Service (TTPS) including Stolen Ve-
hicles, Customs and Excise and Fi-
nancial Investigation Bureau (FIB).
He was charged with receiving
stolen vehicles and had been out on
$200,000 bail on a charge of receiv-
ing two stolen vehicles.
On February 3, last year, Sukh-
deo’s home was searched by of-
ficers of the Financial Investigation
Bureau of the Police Service and
Customs and Excise officers and
four high-end vehicles, including a
Lamborghini, were seized.
The Lamborghini was seized on
the grounds that he corruptly used
someone living in the United States
to bring it into the country on the
pretext that he was a returning na-
tional. Under the Customs Act, a
returning national can bring in any
vehicle owned by that person and
be exempted from exorbitant du-
Investigations by Police and Cus-
toms revealed that the returning
national left the country after deliv-
ering the Lamborghini to Sukhdeo.
Three other high-end vehicles which
were also brought into the country
and which were also exempted from
duties were also seized.
An investigation was subse-
quently launched to those vehicles
were cleared by Customs and Excise
without the proper documents.
FIB officers were also looking into
how Sukhdeo was able to import a
number of vehicles into the country
by making cash payments with US
currency and with no paper trail to
show how he came into possession
of those monies.
Sukhdeo currently owned several
used-car lots in Chaguanas where he
operated Sheron’s Auto.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Senior officer: Sukhdeo involved in stolen vehicles, not drug trafficking
HISTORY OF COURT TROUBLES
On February 13, Sukhdeo’s wife
posted photos on social media
showing some of the bruises she
sustained after being beaten by him.
She said then that she endured
severe domestic abuse for more than
a decade and posted the photos to
appeal for public help.
She was 16-years-old when she
got married to Sukhdeo, who was
also from the same Caroni Savannah
Sukhdeo was charged with
assaulting his wife. In May 2017,
Sukhdeo was charged with breaking
a three-year protection order barring
him from coming into contact
with his wife physically or verbally
That protection order was granted
by Magistrate Joanne Connor in
March 2016. However, the case was
dismissed eight months later after
his wife said she no longer wanted
to pursue the matter.
On September 29, last year, he
was freed on charges of breaching
a three-year protection order after
Rachael gave a heart-wrenching plea
before Chaguanas Magistrate Wendy
Dougdeen-Bally told Rachael
that told she would instruct police
to charge her with wasting police
time if she ever reneges on her
police complaints again against her
husband. The magistrate uttered the
words: “A leopard does not change
On November 13, last year,
Sukhdeo posted a photo of himself
standing on the wing of a fixed-
wing, light aircraft registered as
N6739Y he had purchased. His
caption read: “Fed up buy cars...
All thanks to the father for all his
Last Christmas, Sukhdeo spent
a whopping $.5 million on toys of
children in the Chaguanas area, one
close employee to Sukhdeo told the
T&T Guardian that he loved to see
the joy on the faces of the children.
“Imagine children got drones as
gifts, remote control toys...also the
best toys you can think of. He just
wanted to bring joy to the children.
He loved children and he adored his
two children the most of course,” the
Family member has clues
to Sheron’s murder—police
Stories by RHONDOR DOWLAT
Investigators probing the murder of
used-car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo said
a family member can help them solve
Homicide officers said Sukhdeo,
33, had many enemies and had been
repeatedly threatened as his empire
grew, purchasing million-dollar prop-
erties, a fleet of sport and luxury vehi-
cles, and even a private plane.
Yesterday, at about 2 pm patrolling
officers along the Caroni Savannah
Road, near Sheron’s Auto, intercepted
a vehicle and found a black plastic bag
containing over $20,000 in cash from
One of the officers told the T&T
Guardian they searched one of Sher-
on’s used-car compounds as they re-
ceived information that two men were
seen walking among the vehicles.
“We are not sure if they hid anything
there, so we had to search. We found
nothing but we are going to escort the
men to the station because they have
to answer to the money and why they
were in the area.” Up to press time the
men were still at the police station.
Another officer said that patrols
will be beefed up in the area following
Sukhdeo’s murder on Monday night
outside his mother-in-law’s Charliev-
According to an officer, one of the
cases believed to have a connection to
Sukhdeo’s murder was the murder of
one of his former close acquaintances
Jean Pierre Assee, of Sierra Vista Drive,
O’Meara Road and Nicky Joseph, 31, of
Assee was shot outside his busi-
ness place at Ramcharan Street, St
Augustine in a drive-by shooting in
December 2015. Assee, who was shot
in the left arm, chest and both thighs,
succumbed to his injuries in January
At Assee’s wake, on January 24,
2016, Joseph, 31, of Madras Street,
Cunupia was murdered in similar cir-
cumstances. Someone called him on
his cellphone and as he stepped onto
the road away from the wake he was
shot and killed in a drive-by shooting.
In July 2017, Jelani Martin, 24, who
was described as a key member of the
Unruly Isis gang was killed by police
outside the home of one of Sukhdeo’s
relatives at Caroni Savannah Road.
It was reported that Martin was
standing outside Sukhdeo’s relatives
house when he was spotted by mem-
bers of the Central Operations Unit. It
was reported that Martin had gone
to the house to collect tax (a form of
payment businessmen make to crim-
inals to forego being robbed and kid-
Police said Martin, was originally
from Farfan Street, Diego Martin, but
moved to Crown Trace in Enterprise.
Police found $22,000 on Martin.
In November 2017, Sukhdeo’s
brother, Sheldon and a female com-
panion were both shot during a
drive-by shooting in San Fernando.
They survived the gun attack.
Sukhdeo, the father of two, was
shot three times, was taken to the
Chaguanas Health Facility where he
died while undergoing treatment.
According to a police report, at
about 8.30 pm Sukhdeo was liming
with his wife, Rachael, and in-laws
when he received a phone call.
Sukhdeo walked out of the yard on
the sidewalk at the corner of Mahabir
Street and Caroni Savannah Road still
on the phone.
Police said the occupants of a white
Nissan B-14 drove past and opened fire
on him. They sped off. Sukhdeo was
taken to the Chaguanas District Health
Facility where he died while undergo-
News of Sukhdeo’s death spread
quickly across social media.
Scores of people, including family
members, close friends and employ-
ees of Sukhdeo gathered outside of the
health facility to render support and
to pay their respects. There was also
a presence of armed uniformed and
plainclothes police officers at strategic
points along the Southern Main Road
and around the health facility build-
At the Forensic Science Centre in
St James yesterday, Rachael, arrived
in a darkly-tinted black vehicle by her
close relatives. The body was viewed
by her and one of Sukhdeo’s brothers.
Police officers search the compound of murdered used car dealer Sheron
Sukhdeo along the Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas, yesterday.
PICTURE RISHI RAGOONATH
In this 2016 image, Sheron Sukhdeo is arrested for assaulting his wife
Rachael Sukhdeo, wife of murdered
used car dealer Sheron Sukhdeo,
leaves the Forensic Science Centre
yesterday. PICTURE KERWIN PIERRE
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