Fish vendor granted $15,000 for illegal vending

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Fish vendor granted $15,000 for illegal vending

A 36-year-old Chaguanas man was granted $15,000 bail by a Justice of the Peace in connection with a series of charges arising from an illegal vending incident yesterday.

STEVIE RAJNATH, of Palm Avenue, Chaguanas, will appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on April 26th, 2021, to answer to the charges of resisting arrest, escaping lawful custody, offering for sale marketable commodities, willful obstruction and using a vehicle contrary to registration, by PC Diaz of the Port-of-Spain City Police.
RAJNATH was arrested at 10.45 am on February 27th along Long Circular Main Road, St. James.

While on mobile patrol along the said roadway in the vicinity of the mall, City Police Officers observed a man selling seafood from a vehicle which was conspicuously parked, advertising the sale of fish and shrimp and allegedly causing traffic disruptions by customers who were stopping indiscriminately.

When City Police Officers enquired of the man of his legitimacy and requested the necessary documentations, he was unable to do so.

The man reportedly hurdled several utterances to the officers and proceeded to run. He was later apprehended a short distance away and the items seized.

He was subsequently taken to the Port-of-Spain City Police Headquarters where he was charged with the offences.