Saturday 22 September, 2018

'Cookie Monster' in court for loaded firearm

A 25-year-old man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Monday, after he was held with a loaded firearm in St James.

According to police reports, the suspect, who goes by the alias “Cookie Monster” was held on Saturday morning by officers of the Western Division Task Force.

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The officers, supervised by Snr Sup Sankar, and coordinated by Sgt Arneaud, with assistance from Cpl Hunte, Cpl Clement, PC Harris, PC Firth, PC Boban, and several others, received key intelligence which led them to a house along Upper Belle Vue Street, St James.

At this location, the officers observed “Cookie Monster” standing in the yard of his home, with what appeared to be a firearm tucked in the waist of his pants.

The man was challenged, and searched and the weapon was found to be a Berretta Pistol.

It was loaded with seven rounds of 9mm ammunition.

As a result, the man’s home was searched and officers found and seized three ski masks, camouflage clothing, two security sweaters, a jibab & a quantity of packets containing marijuana was found and seized.

Although he is expected to appear before the courts today for possession  of the illegal items, the suspect is expected to also be placed on identification parades this week in connection with several shooting incidents in the area.

PC Frith is continuing inquires.

 

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