Police present to ensure free flow of traffic on Beetham Highway

Police officers are stationed along the Beetham Highway to ensure the free flow of traffic.

The residents blocked the road this morning causing traffic.

We understand that action maybe retaliation for a police exercise in the area, during which 2 alleged gang leaders were taken into custody earlier this morning.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

VIDEO: Residents block Beetham Highway

Parts of the Beetham highway and the priority bus route are currently blocked by rioting Beetham residents.

CNC3 understands that police are mobilizing resources and heading to the scene.

CNC3 has obtained footage of residents blocking the highway and throwing objects at passing vehicles.

Barrington 'Skippy' Thomas shot during robbery

Radio talk show host Barrington 'Skippy' Thomas remains warded in stable condition at the hospital this morning. 

Thomas was shot in both legs by bandits during a home invasion last night.

CNC3 news understands that at 9 pm Thomas was at his home at Mendez drive, Champs Fleurs when he was accosted by gunmen.

Police seize 6 guns, ammunition, and drugs during anti-crime exercise

Police have recovered over 500 rounds of assorted ammunition and 6 firearms.

8 magazines and 1 silencer following an exercise in south Trinidad today.

Officers made the discovery at an abandoned structure located at Purcell St, Mt Moriah, Vistabella.

Investigators say the bullets are for a number of guns including 9mms, 5.56 guns, 380, and 12 gauge shotguns.

Officers also discovered 12.5 kilos of marijuana during a search of the premise