In T&T: Three fishermen nabbed over murder of fellow fishers

(Trinidad Express) Three Sea Lots men fishermen were arrested by police during an exercise at Pioneer Drive, Sea Lots on Sunday in connection with the murders of three Chaguanas fishermen.

The suspects were nabbed after a contingent of police officers, led by Insp Sahadeo Singh and Sgt Avalon Frank of the Besson Street CID, raided their community between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Officers said they seized two Yamaha boat engines; two kegs with fuel; and one battery believed to be the property of boat captain Ravi Ramsaran, 26, his brother Kassinath Ramsarran, 31, both of Cacandee Road, Felicity, and crew member Pream Squires, 45, of Longdenville.

The men had left the Cunupia River, Felicity, around 3.30 p.m. last Tuesday to fish in the Gulf of Paria. They were expected to return at 10 a.m. the following day. Family members believe the men were attacked and robbed at sea.

Police said they found evidence of gunshot injuries to the bodies of the three men. They also found evidence that the hands and feet of the two brothers had been bound.

Squires’s body was fished out of the water by Coast Guard officers two miles from the Sea Lots Fish Market while the brothers’ bodies were found floating off the north-western peninsula.

Up to late yesterday the suspects, ages 18, 25 and 47, were expected to be interviewed by homicide detectives.

The murders of the men are being probed by Cpl Harvey of the Region I Homicide Bureau of Investigations and officers at the Besson Street CID.

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