Wednesday 2 December, 2020

'Beaten and robbed':Top Cop meets with Barrackpore farmers

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith met with farmers from Barrackpore and surrounding areas on Thursday at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith met with farmers from Barrackpore and surrounding areas on Thursday at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith met with frustrated farmers from the Barrackpore area on Thursday, who have allegedly been beaten and robbed of their produce.

The meeting took place at the Police Administration Building in Port-of-Spain.

The farmers, who were led by former Agriculture Minister Vasant Bharath, complained about the increase in larceny of their livestock and crops in recent months.

They also complained that bandits were inflicting violence on them.

The Commissioner promised increased ground patrols, air patrols via the drones, as well as fast-tracking of firearm licenses, with priority placed on the affected farmers

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