Cops foil courthouse plot to kill State witness: 13 arrested

Officers of the Northern Division Special Investigations Unit have arrested 13 men wanted in connection with a plot to murder a state witness, as he exited a courthouse on Wednesday.

The officers, along with members of the Northern Division Task Force Area West and Tunapuna and St. Joseph Criminal Investigations Departments, took up strategic positions in and around the precincts of the court between the 8a.m. and 6p.m, on Wednesday.

Surveillance was paid to activities and persons in the area, which led to the subsequent arrest of seven men from the St. Joseph district, three from Maracas/St. Joseph, one from St. Augustine, one from Curepe and one from Santa Cruz.

Four vehicles used by the men and found parked in the vicinity of the court were also seized during the exercise.