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Four Jamaicans among 8 arrested in Central
Four Jamaican nationals and a family of three are among eight people expected to appear before a Chaguanas magistrate, after they were held in a police exercise yesterday. The raids began around 3 am, hours before new National Security Minister Jack Warner paid a visit to his constituency to deliver a feature address at Felicity Presbyterian Primary School.
According the reports, a party of officers led by Supt Johnny Abraham, Inspector Wayne Lawrence, Sgt Ransom Cpl Ali, and Cpl Nelson, began the exercise on Williams Street, Longdenville. With the use of the Caroni K9 Unit, the officers searched a house and discovered five kilogrammes of marijuana hidden in a cupboard. A .40 calibre magazine from a Glock automatic gun and three rounds of ammunition were also seized.
The occupants of the house, a 41-year-old woman, her 16-year-old son and her 36-year-old son-in-law were arrested for the offence. Minutes later, the squad went to Jackson Street, Cunupia, where they held four Jamaicans and a Guyanese woman. Police said the foreigners were all living in an apartment building and had been working in T&T for several months. Also, a 53-year-old man, of Tom Street, Longdenville, is to appear in court for failure to pay child maintenance.
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