Police hold 5 men for various offences, including drugs and car theft

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Police hold 5 men for various offences, including drugs and car theft

Five suspects were arrested in connection with various offences as officers conducted several anti-crime exercises across the country yesterday.

In the Northern Division, Task Force officers responding to a report of Shooting with Intent in
the Arima district around 8:20 am, on Wednesday 20th March, 2024, arrested two male suspects in connection with the incident.

The men ages, 26 and 18, both of Arima, were held shortly after a female victim reported that two gunmen approached her home and allegedly fired several shots in her direction before running off.
Officers of the Arima Criminal Investigations Department assisted with enquiries.

In the North Eastern Division, Santa Cruz Police Station and Criminal Investigations Department officers conducted an anti-crime exercise between 3 pm and 4:30 pm, yesterday, during which they recovered a black coloured Nissan Almera motor vehicle which had been reported stolen from the Tunapuna district.

The vehicle was found to have had its colour and registration number changed.
One male suspect, a 45-year-old of Santa Cruz, was arrested in connection with the matter.
And in the Port of Spain Division, officers of the Gang and Intelligence Unit, conducted an exercise between 4 pm and 8:45 pm, yesterday.

During the exercise, several search warrants were executed in the Besson Street district which resulted in the arrest of two suspects, ages 23 and 21, of East Dry River, Port of Spain for possession of a quantity of marijuana.

Investigations are ongoing into all of the above matters.