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Four arrested as police find weapon, ammunition in vehicle

Four persons were arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized after police intercepted two vehicles proceeding along Race Course Road, Carapo over the weekend, a police statement said.

Cpl (Ag.) Justin Durity, in company with PC Andre Modeste and PC Keron George of the La Horquetta Police Station were on mobile patrol around 9:45 pm on Saturday 11th November, 2017, when they observed the occupants of two vehicles - a silver Nissan Tiida and a white Nissan AD wagon - travelling in a northerly direction.

NWRHA: Patients were not at risk during power outage at POS General Hospital

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) says that at approximately 12:45 a.m. this morning, an electrical outage occurred at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

The NWRHA says that due to the collaborative efforts of the hospital’s in-house electrical team and the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) electricity was restored at the institution around 8:30 a.m.

It added that during the power outage, emergency measures were successfully employed and at no time was patient care compromised.

Police recover stolen vehicles and find stolen goats in trunk of one of them

Two vehicles were recovered by officers of the Arima CID and Task Force, within hours of being reported stolen from the Arima district, over the weekend, police said in a statement.

The first vehicle, a green Toyota Yaris, belonging to a 51-year-old man of Demerara Heights, Wallerfield, was reported stolen from his home, around 10:00pm on Friday 10th November, 2017.

The vehicle was later found intact by officers around 3:00am on Saturday 11th November, 2017 along Noriega Trace, Bye Pass Road, Arima.

AATT apologises for Immigration chaos at Piarco on Sunday

The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) has apologised for the chaos that occured at the Piarco International Airport on Sunday due to a shortage of Immigration officers.

Arriving passengers had to wait for as long as five hours to clear Immigration after just two of 15 officers turned up for work.

The Airports Authority is not responsible for Immigration officers but AATT issued the following statement today:

Man held with cocaine at Maracas Bay home

One man was arrested and a revolver and a quantity of illegal drugs were discovered, by officers of the Maracas Bay Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise in the area, over the weekend, a police statement said.

The exercise, which was spearheaded by ASP Michael Sooker and included members of the Coastal Patrol Unit, was conducted between 10:00am and 5:00pm, on Saturday 11th November, 2017.

The officers first executed a search warrant at the Old Bay Road, Maracas Bay, home of a 26-year-old man.

Police seize pistol, marijuana in San Juan

One man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of marijuana were seized by officers of the San Juan CID, during an anti-crime exercise in the San Juan District over the weekend, police said in a statement.

Officers also seized a quantity of ammunition, during the exercise, which was spearheaded by Insp (Ag), Simeon James, supervised by Sgt. (Ag.), Wayne Davidson, and conducted between 4:00pm and 7:00pm, on Friday 10th November, 2017.

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