Police destroy marijuana fields worth $6.1m

Police destroy two marijuana fields worth TT$6,100,000 during a marijuana eradication exercise conducted in Rio Claro.

According to police reports the field contained 6000 fully grown marijuana trees.

The exercise took place between 6:00 am and 5:00 pm, on August 16th and was carried out by officers attached to the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit. 

It also included officers attached to the Eastern Division Task Force and Air Support Unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. 

Women's group calls for establishment of Police Sex Crimes Unit

The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) is expressing "deep concern" over what it calls the alarming rate at which sexual offences against minors are being committed.

The IWRN notes that sexual penetration has now become a regular occurrence with current statistics for 2018 revealing that more than 20 minors have been subjected to these heinous and painful crimes.

"Even more alarming is the fact that in many instances, these offences are committed by persons known to the victims," the IWRN said ina statement on Friday.

Griffith takes reins as Police Commissioner

Gary Griffith has officially taken up duties as Commissioner of Police.

He was introduced to the media at a news conference this morning where National Security Minister Stuart Young revealed that Griffith's contract was finalised yesterday.

According to Minister Young, Griffith was presented with his instruments of appointment last night.

The Commissioner's first order of business was a meeting with all heads of national security.

Minister Young thanked outgoing Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams who has proceeded on vacation leave.

16 year old warded at hospital after shootout with police

A 16-year-old boy is warded at the hospital following a shootout with police officers.

According to police reports during a police, exercise officers proceeded to a house at Lendore Village, Enterprise, to execute a search warrant for arms and ammunition.

Upon approaching the house, officers observed three male suspects flee the premises and gave chase. 

While in pursuit, the suspects shot several times at the officers, who returned fire. 

Police find weapons, drugs in Besson Street, Belmont crackdowns

Two firearms and quantities of ammunition and marijuana are discovered by officers of the Port of Spain Division during an anti-crime exercise in the Besson Street and Belmont districts.

The exercise, which was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Floris Hodge-Griffith, supervised by Insp. (Ag.) Randall McGuirk and Sgt. (Ag.) Jason Lucas and included a party of officers attached to the Port of Spain Division Task Force (POSDTF) and Besson Street Police Station, took place between 4:00 am and 10:00 am on Thursday 16th August, 2018.

Police rescue La Brea kidnap victim

A 46-year-old fisherman, who was reportedly kidnapped on Monday 13th August, 2018, has been rescued by officers of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Mayaro district this afternoon.

The victim was at his La Brea home in the company of friends around 3:00 am on Monday 13th August, 2018, when three men purporting to be police officers entered the premises and forced him into a silver Nissan AD wagon against his will.

The assailants claimed they were conveying the victim to the La Brea Police Station.

Hinds files police report into Beetham wetting incident

Laventille West MP and acting Attorney General Fitzgerald Hinds has filed a police report about yesterday's incident in Beetham Gardens and police have launched an immediate investigation.

Police Public Information Officer ASP Michael Jackman confirmed to CNC3 that MP Hinds made an official report about the incident to the police.

While touring flood-stricken Beetham Gardens, water was thrown on Hinds and Councilor Akil Audian, prompting them to flee.

Hinds was seen leaving the Besson Street Police Station this morning.