The MP notes with concern that there has been an increase in shootings and murders in Central Trinidad after the murder of popular businessman, Sheron Sukdeo. Since then there has been at least four other murders of persons closely affiliated to the Sukdeo family described as ‘hits’ or reprisal killings. Media has also reported that there are more killings to come as a fierce gang war continues over assets and turf controlled by the Sukdeo family.
Just one week ago there was a shooting in Limehead Road, Chase Village where one of the victims ran through a school compound to escape gunmen. Police believe the shootings are connected to the ongoing gang warfare in Central.
In light of these activities MP Ramdial is calling for immediate and urgent deployment of 24-hour joint Police/Army patrols in Central Trinidad since communities and residents are crying out for protection as crime continues to spiral out of control with a record high of 44 murders in Central already for the year. Ramdial calls on the Minister of National Security, Edmund Dillon to act swiftly to deploy these joint patrols.