Three persons, including a female police officer, have been charged with trafficking in firearms. The trio appeared before Magistrate Brambhanan Dubay at the Arima Magistrates’ Court on March 25th.
Kurl Ann McEachnie an acting Police Inspector attached to the TTPS Police Band, was granted bail for $20,000 with a surety. Cindy Gonzales was granted bail for $20,000 with a surety or $5,000 cash bail. Both women are scheduled to reappear on April 23rd.
Jabari Miranda was also charged for the offence and was remanded in custody until today pending criminal records. According to police reports, all three reside at the residence on Arima Old Road, Arima, where police allegedly found a Bulgarian Makarov .380 pistol fitted with a magazine and three rounds of .380 ammunition along with a firearm silencer.
The search was conducted as part of an anti-crime exercise that took place in the Southern Division between the hours of 4 pm and 12 midnight on Tuesday 23rd March, 2021. It was coordinated by Snr Supt Lucia Winchester, Supt Carty, ASP Ramdass, and Insp Phillip. It was supervised by Sgts Joseph, Charles and Wilkinson. It included officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Operations Team, the Southern Division Operations/Intelligence Unit and the Southern Division Task Force (SDTF)