Trinidad and Tobago: Police arrested 40 persons for various offences in the Central Division during a well-executed operation which was conducted between Wednesday, 4 May and Thursday, 5 May.
The operation adopted a multi-agency, multi-faceted approach which incorporated officers of the Mounted and Canine Branch, Guard and Emergency Branch (GEB), Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) and all sections and stations within the Central Division. The officers conducted several roadblocks and search warrant exercises, and several drug blocks were searched.
In one incident yesterday, the quick response from officers led to the arrest of two suspects involved in alleged armed robbery at a pharmacy on Gaston Street, Chaguanas, yesterday. The officers also recovered a vehicle that was stolen during the incident.
Meanwhile, officers acted on intelligence gathered and proceeded to the Southern Main Road, Couva home of a priority larceny offender, where a search warrant was executed, and a quantity of stolen building materials was found and seized.
Persons were arrested for other various offences, including possession of firearm and ammunition, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, break-in offences, larceny and robbery.
The visible and sustained police presence in the Division was welcomed by members of the public and the business community and came in response to recent criminal activity in the Division.
The police have garnered praise from all directions. After the police service posted the information about the arrest, one of the Trinidad and Tobago residents commented, “Keep it up. I hope some of those weapons seized could be traced back to some of the recent murders.”
The second one wrote, “Great work guys…. even the handling of the indiscipline of students’ behaviour after schools. Yesterday……by the Municipal officers… it gone too far now,” while the third one mentioned, “TTPS GREAT WORK!”