The Police officials of Trinidad and Tobago conducted an Operation Blue Line Exercise, in the North Eastern and North Central Division overnight. During the operation, the officials arrested three suspects and seized two firearms.
The officers of the Barataria Patrol Unit, Barataria Criminal Investigations Department and the North Eastern Division Emergency Response Patrol conducted their first exercise and stopped a known man on Saturday, 25th November 2023, at around 9 pm.
On searching the man, the police officers found one revolver, which was loaded with five rounds of ammunition.
Therefore, a 29-year-old Valencia man was apprehended by the authorities in relation to the revolver found by them.
Moreover, the second exercise was conducted by the officers of the North Central Division Task Force on Sunday, 26th November 2023, between 12 am and 4 am.
The Police officers observed a silver Nissan Latio, which was moving ahead along the said roadway at a high rate of speed when the officers were on mobile patrol along the Southern main road in the surrounding of UTT Valsayn Campus.
The police officers tried to chase the car and they stopped it a short distance away. On searching, they found that the two male occupants were sitting in the car.
As soon as they witnessed the vehicle, the officials discovered a pistol, which was loaded with a magazine containing eleven rounds of ammunition.
The two suspects were then stopped by the officers, ages 37- and 39-year-old. They were both apprehended in connection with the pistol gun that was recovered by the personnel.
Investigations are ongoing and the Police officers are looking into the matter.
Furthermore, the officers of Trinidad and Tobago also conducted anti-crime exercises and arrested the suspects for offences of motor vehicle larceny and robbery with aggravation.
The authorities of Four Roads Police Station, along with the officials of the Western Division Task Force, held an exercise between 11 am and 4 pm on Saturday, 25th November 2023, when they moved towards Simeon Road.
On reaching there, the officials observed two motor vehicles, a white Nissan B14 and a blue Nissan B12, which were parked in a yard.
The officers arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with this robbery. When the officers moved a short distance away, they found the third vehicle, a silver Pulsar bearing false registration plates.
Meanwhile, one more case was reported in the Port of Spain district, a man of Beetham Gardens was apprehended shortly after a robbery with Aggravation, which occurred around 12:15 am.
The victim shared that she was approached by a man who was armed with a knife and allegedly tried to grabbed her cellular phone and ran away.
Thus, such exercises by Trinidad and Tobago officers have served as a deterrent for the ongoing growing crime rates within the island state.