Trinidad: Two cops charged with misbehavior, robbing Venezuelans

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Trinidad: Two cops charged with misbehavior, robbing Venezuelans
Corporal Hadeed Mohammed, 42, and Constable Mukesh Sylvester, 26
Corporal Hadeed Mohammed, 42, and Constable Mukesh Sylvester, 26

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Two police officers are expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today charged with misbehavior in public office to with robbing three Venezuelan nationals on Monday.

Corporal Hadeed Mohammed, 42, with 20 years’ service and Constable Mukesh Sylvester, 26, with six years’ service, both last attached to the North Eastern Division’s, Emergency Response Patrol, were charged with the offence on Thursday.

The victims reported to police that they were at an apartment building in the Barataria district, when two police officers forcibly gained entry into the premises. The officers them proceeded to rob the victims of a quantity of US and TT currency at gunpoint before escaping.

A report was made to the police and investigations found that the two police officers were on duty at the time the alleged offences were committed.

They were subsequently arrested by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau.

Investigations were supervised by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Samaroo, Supt. Montrichard, ASP Noriega and Insps. Petty, Nixon and Subero all of the PSB, while the charges were laid against Mohammed and Sylvester, by Cpl (Ag.) Nicholas, also of the PSB.

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