Monday 18 February, 2019

28 arrested in police raids

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Police have arrested 28 people in connection with serious reported crimes, during Operation Strike Back (OSB) exercises in the Eastern Division. 

The exercises were carried out on February 7 and 8, and included officers of the Eastern Division Task Force (EDTF), Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Traffic Section, Warrant Staff and Charge Room.

Acting under the supervision of Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Belfon, Supt. (Ag.) Deosaran and ASP (Ag.) Rayme, officers conducted extensive searches of known drug blocks, executed multiple search warrants while several vehicles were stopped and searched. 

Of the 28 persons held, one man was held for sacrilege and another for breach of a protection order arising from a domestic violence dispute, robbery with violence and malicious damage.

Three additional men were also arrested for malicious wounding, resisting arrest and obscene language respectively.

While two persons were detained for possession of marijuana and the remaining 21 were held on outstanding warrants.

Though 20 fixed penalty notices were issued, no one was arrested for driving under the influence.

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