Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Murder, kidnap suspects caught during Operation Strike Back

Six men are currently in police custody, some on inquiries of kidnapping and murder, following a police exercise on Sunday morning.

The exercise was conducted throughout the Western Division, with special attention to the Maraval and Carenage districts.

This exercise, LoopTT was told, was part of this weekend’s Operation Strike Back exercise which was supervised by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.

In the Western Division a team of officers, led by Snr Sup Garth Nelson, Sup Samaroo, and Inspector Vincent, with assistance from men and women attached to the criminal investigation department, the Western Division Task Force, the Court and Process branch, and the Anti-Kidnapping Unit, among several others, performed a multitude of searches in well known hotspot areas.

Among the six persons who were arrested during the exercise was a 33-year-old man from Waterhole Road, Cocorite, who was held for possession of ammunition. However, the suspect, who police said had a nickname as “Super Muslim” was also detained and is to be questioned in relation to allegations of kidnapping.

Another man, a 32-year-old also from Waterhole, was arrested on enquiries for firearm and kidnapping offences.

A 29-year-old from L’anse Mitan Road, Carenage, was arrested on enquiries on house breaking offences.

He has also been linked to a homicide which was recently committed in the area and is to be questioned on this as well.

All six men are to be questioned and will appear before the courts sometime this week.

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