A man who allegedly evicted a legal tenant from an apartment, has been charged with wilful trespass under the Trespass (Amendment) Act 2019.
KERN MUNROE, alias Chinee, of Building 16, Maloney, was expected to appear virtually before a Tunapuna Magistrate today.
Munroe, who is also known as ‘Kitty’, was charged under Section 5 (A) of the Act which states:
“A person who uses force, threats, or intimidation to enter premises which is in the lawful possession of another person in order to expel that person and take possession of the premises and does so otherwise than in pursuance of an order of a court or other lawful authority, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $100,000, and to imprisonment for 15 years.”
Munroe was held during an anti-crime exercise namely Operation GET which was conducted in the Maloney district during the hours of 1 am to 6 am on May 29th, 2021.
The exercise was coordinated by ACP Andy Belfon, and directly supervised by Snr. Supt. Renzey Ramdeen, Snr. Supt. Christopher Paponette, Supt. Michael Veronique and Insps. Highly, Wilkinson and Durga during which six search warrants were executed at several homes.
This operation included the SIU, Northern Division Gang and Intelligence Unit, MOPS, GEB, IATF, NDTF, K9 Unit, CSI, the Audio Visual Unit and Legal Officer, Zaheer Ali.
Several items of evidential value including cell phones were seized, and a priority offender and gang member was arrested with
respect to gang-related offences.
Another alleged gang member was also arrested earlier that night by NDTFC for Breach of Curfew.