first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! 167 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Trinidad and Tobago law enforcement agencies on heightened alert by: CMC – January 5, 2015 Sharecenter_img Share Share Trinidad and Tobago Security Minister Gary GriffithPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Ministry of National Security has escalated the alerted state of all law enforcement agencies after Trinidad and Tobago recorded 10 murders within the first four days of 2015.A statement from the Ministry of National Security warned citizens that among the measures to be used during the heightened alert state include increased visibility of joint police and army patrols; increased air patrols and surveillance; increased roadblocks and stop-and-search activities as well as increased intelligence and surveillance exercises, specifically in all crime hotspots and among persons of interest.“The general public is kindly asked to comply with all instructions of law enforcement personnel, especially when stopped and questioned during this time,” the release said, noting however that the current alert state of readiness, which is led by the Police Service and the National Operations Centre (NOC), is not intended to curtail civil liberties but has become necessary to ensure the safety and security of citizens.Over the last four days police said Sean Carrabayo, 18; Krisendath Mahabir, 54; Roger Frederick, 38; and Levi Snaggs, 33 were shot and killed.Police said that the murders of Carrabayo and Snaggs were gang-related, while no motive was given for the other two killings.Police said Carrabayo had just left a card game and walked across the road to answer the call when a car drove up and the occupants opened fire. He was shot about the upper body and died at the scene.In the case of Mahabir, police said his body was found by his brother at his home with gunshot wounds while Frederick was about to enter his vehicle near his home when occupants of another vehicle fired upon him.Police said that Snaggs was standing on the roadway when he was shot and killed.Police believe Snaggs was suspected of being a member of a gang and may have been killed “because he crossed the borderline”.Last year 403 people were murdered here, four less than the 2012 figure.last_img

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