Two men have been arrested and charged, one with rape and abduction, and the other with possession of ammunition.

They were charged during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district by officers of the Blanchisseuse Criminal Investigation Department, on Wednesday 6 January, 2021.

The exercise was coordinated by Sgt. Ali, and supervised by Ag. Cpl. Bahwah and other officers of the Blanchisseuse Police Station.

The officers were on mobile patrol along the Arima/Blanchisseuse Road, when based on information received, they stopped a vehicle driven by the suspect.

Sunil Bhagwandeen, a 24-year-old of Brasso Seco, was arrested and charged on two outstanding warrants for rape and abduction. The officers then proceeded to the home of 48-year-old Curtis Janet, of Brasso Seco Road, where they allegedly seized three 12-gauge cartridges.

He was arrested and charged. Both men appeared at the Arima Magistrates’ Court on the 7 January, 2021.

Bhagwandeen was granted bail in the sum of $80,000 with a surety and Janet was granted his own bail.

The matter has been adjourned to the 20th January, 2021.