Police Raid

TTPS: 11 Venezuelans in Police custody from Tzar raid

An official statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is confirming that 11 of  the  38  Venezuelans  detained  on  Tuesday  morning  at  the  Tzar Nightclub in Woodbrook, are still in custody and are being interrogated by police officers.

St Clair businessman in court today

St Clair businessman, Michael Patrick Aboud, will appear in court today, charged with possession of an illegal firearm and narcotics.

Aboud will appear before a Port of Spain magistrate.

He was arrested at his St Clair home last week, following an almost five-hour long raid by officers of SORT—the Special Operations Response Team.

The exercise was coordinated by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith.


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Cops release men held in Secret Sunday party

At least 17 of the men who were detained by police after they raided the Secret Sunday party at Lady Chancellor Heights in Port-of-Spain on Sunday were released by police late Monday night.

The three other men including a Valsayn businessman and his son and another man remain in police custody.  A senior investigator told Guardian Media that the businessman is expected to be charged sometime today or by tomorrow with the possession of a firearm and ammunition.

A revolver was found on the scene of the raid together with narcotics and a large sum of cash.

Eight detained in Maloney police raid

Police have detained eight men following a raid in Maloney this morning.

The men have been held in relation to several crimes, including recent murders.

The following is a statement from the Police Service.

"A joint police-army operation involving 200 officers was today carried out in the Maloney, D’Abadie area for persons wanted in connection with recent murders; and woundings and shootings, in the D’Abadie and Arima districts. It began at 4:00am and ended at 10:00am, Friday 18th November, 2016.