A pastor with the Seventh-day Adventist Church is claiming that Latin American assassins are operating in Trinidad and Tobago and called for an all out war on crime.
"We have Latin American assassins in this country. We have Colombians in this society, hired by the godfathers who have the art of slicing heads and legs, training secondary-school students to do the same thing in this society," Pastor Clive Dottin said at the funeral for police sergeant Hayden Manwaring, who was shot and killed by bandits last week.
Dottin said that local criminals were being governed by international crime syndicates which were now teaching secondary-school students how to kill and steal.
"Let me tell you, the criminals, the local mafia and their international bosses, some have managed to compromise our security and are directing murders in the country," Dottin said, adding that Manwaring was fighting against this matter when he was shot and killed.