Women held in police search
By ALEXANDER BRUZUAL Monday, September 17 2012
Three women were among 18 persons who were arrested on Friday during police exercises throughout northern Trinidad.
First it was reported at about 2 pm on Friday, officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force, including Sgt Roger Alexander, Cpl Sunil Bharath, PC Rambaran, and PC Lezama, visited a house on Beard Street, Carenage where they executed a search warrant.
The officers found a package containing .5 kilogrammes of cocaine inside a cooler in the kitchen. The drug had an estimated street value of $100,000.
A 47-year-old registered nurse, her 27-year-old son and his 22-year-old wife were arrested. They are expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate on Monday.
Later at about 3.30 pm, a party of Eastern Division police officers, including Cpl Raphael, PC Joseph and PC Seepersad, were on patrol along Crawford Road, Cumana Village, when they observed a woman sitting in a shed near the roadway.
Upon seeing the police, the 42-year-old woman, who is from Sanford Street West, Couva, — began acting suspiciously and, as a result, the officers had reason to search her.
She had in her possession a quantity of marijuana hidden in a black plastic bag and a 12-gauge shotgun cartridge. She was arrested and is expected to appear before a Sangre Grande magistrate tomorrow.
Next, North Eastern Division police officers conducted several exercises in areas such as Mt Lambert, Aranjuez and Morvant, on Friday night into Saturday morning between 10 pm and 2 am.
The exercises were led by Snr Supt Lewis and Supt Daniel. Four persons were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol while ten others where held on outstanding warrants. During the exercises, 38 fixed penalty tickets were also issued.