A car theft and scrapping ring was busted on Sunday by police after eight suspects were arrested.
Officers of the Freeport Police Station made the discovery while chasing a man wanted for several crimes in Chaguanas. Police investigators said around 5.30 pm on Sunday, officers chased the man into a house in Lion's Drive, Orange Field Road, Chase Village. After they apprehended the man, checks at the property revealed more than $200,000 in stolen car parts. A Toyota Altis and a Nissan Navara also were recovered. Both vehicles were recently reported stolen from addresses in central Trinidad.
The stolen car parts included fenders, tyres, rims, head and tail lights of vehicles of various makes.
The items were taken to the Freeport Police Station for identification by their owners. ASP Johnny Abraham and Sgt Jerry Hosein are continuing investigations.Meanwhile, an exercise in central Trinidad has resulted in the arrest of more than 40 persons. During the exercise on Sunday, spearheaded by Senior Supt Ramsay and Supt Celestine Phillip, a quantity of marijuana, cocaine and a homemade shotgun were recovered.
The drugs were found during a raid at a house in Montrose, Chaguanas, while the illegal firearm was recovered in Enterprise. The exercise also included ASP Johnny Abraham, Inspector Wayne Lawrence, members of the Canine Unit and Defence Force personnel.