Overnight exercises result in 9 arrests

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Overnight exercises result in 9 arrests

Exercises conducted in several Divisions overnight have led to the arrest of nine persons, and the seizure of a firearm with a quantity of ammunition, and the recovery of a stolen vevehicle.

Five people were arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Southern Division. They included WINSTON WEEKES, 72, who was subsequently charged by PC Ramlochan for possession of cannabis and SACHIT MOHAN, 22, who was charged by PC Lake for possession of camouflage clothing. The three other men were arrested for robbery related offences.


Meanwhile, extensive enquiries into a report of larceny that occurred on September 24th, 2022 in Gasparillo, led to DWAYNE TRABOULAY being charged for the offence. He appeared before Magistrate Deonarinesingh yesterday, Monday 27th March, 2023 and pleaded guilty. The matter was adjourned to April 3rd, 2023 when he is expected to be sentenced.


Officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) conducted several road block exercises between the hours of 10:30 am and 1:15 pm yesterday. During one such exercise, PC Nunes of the Port of Spain Task Force stopped and searched a silver Nissan Teana vehicle driven by a 28-year-old man from Arima. One Beretta nine-millimetre pistol fitted with a magazine containing three rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition was allegedly found on the man. He was subsequently arrested and conveyed to the Besson Street Police Station. PC Nunes is continuing enquiries.


IATF officers also recovered a vehicle that had been reported stolen in the vicinity of the Eastern Main Road, Laventille at around 3 pm yesterday. The vehicle was found later that day at the basketball court in Picton Village.


An intelligence-led exercise conducted in the West End police district resulted in a 41-year-old man of La Horquetta being arrested in connection with a report of Larceny Trick which occurred last year. He was taken to the West End Police Station pending further enquiries.


A 48-year-old security officer from Chaguanas was also arrested by Central Division officers, following enquiries into a report of School Breaking and Larceny which occurred around 5 am yesterday.