Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Couple held, gun and ammo found

Arima quadruple murder...

TWO people were arrested yesterday in connection with an August 18 quadruple murder, during a raid which police say also netted a computer containing information said to be sensitive to national security.

Police moved into Smithfield, Aripo, around 7 a.m. yesterday— their target: a house on Ballisier Road, in which at least three people resided.

There they detained a man and woman in connection with the killings, which took place at Jonestown, Arima, days before Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar declared a State of Emergency.

One of the occupants of the home is a child, who was also taken by police.

Neighbours yesterday told TV6 News they didn't know much about the couple. They had been living in the house for about a year and mostly kept to themselves.

The house is rented to a company called Atlas Engineering, but the owner of the company told TV6 News he did not know much about the occupants.

Police said a search of the property yielded a loaded Glock firearm, 100 rounds of assorted ammunition, two stolen vehicles and a computer, which they said contained information considered "sensitive" and relevant to national security.

Also found were two bullet-proof vests, one Trinidad and Tobago Regiment uniform, one police T-shirt and a rifle scope.

Officers involved said they felt the operation went very well.