Trinidad and Tobago

Police seize 6,800 bullets, five high-powered weapons in Piparo raid

Police have seized five high-powered guns and a whopping 6,800 rounds of ammunition in a raid carried out in Piparo on Saturday.

The vast array of .22 and .25 ammunition were stored in boxes and biscuit containers and represents one of the largest hauls made by police in this country.

Officers of the Criminal Intelligence Division and the Criminal Gang Intelligence Unit carried out the raid at the Piparo house, after acting on information.

Rifles and shot guns were among the weapons seized.

Three men were arrested in the operation.

Chow, Dick in action for T&T today

Two female Trinidad and Tobago athletes will be in competition at the Rio Olympics today,

First in action will be Felice Chow, competing in the Women's Scull Rowing Repechage.

Chow placed fifth in Heat 6 on Saturday in a time of 8.31.83 and the Repechage is another opportunity for her to move further in the competition.

That event was due to start at 8.30 am but was delayed to 10 am due to strong winds.

Marisa Dick is the second T&T athlete in competition.

14-year-old shot dead in Sea Lots

A 14-year-old boy has been shot dead in Sea Lots.

Police say Jerrel Roberts and friends were participating in a street party around 11.30 Saturday morning, when several gunshots were heard.

Roberts was seen lying on the floor bleeding from his head.

Roberts' family rushed him to the Port-of-SPain General Hospital where he was listed as "critical".

He succumbed to his injury around 6pm Saturday.

Police are continuing investigations.

Three held in India with cocaine exported from T&T

Anti-narcotics officers in India have arrested three persons, including a Nigerian, and seized drugs worth $3 million (T&T currency) as they unearthed an alleged drug racket being run with supply coming from foreign shores. 

Officials said the action was carried out by the Delhi zonal unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after they intercepted an incoming foreign parcel that contained 500 gms of cocaine.

NCB officials, they said, found that the Nigerian was the alleged kingpin of the racket with aid from two locals. 

T&T rower Felice Chow fifth in single sculls event

Female T&T rower Felice Chow finished 5th in her heat in the single sculls rowing event this morning.

Chow, 39, finished in a time of 8.31.83, finishing down the field of 5 in heat six.

Emma Twigg of New Zealand won in a time of 8.17.02.

Chow showed great strength and was in second place for a portion of the race before she faded.

Her time was the 25th best out of a field of 32 in all heats.

She will now go on to the Repechage in the same event at 7am tomorrow.