Saturday 4 July, 2020

Canines for Port following bomb scare

Canines will be utilised at the Scarborough Port in Tobago, following a bomb threat at the facility last week. 

This is according to Minister of National Security Edmund Dillon, who was responding to a question in the Senate on Tuesday.

Last week, sailing of the T&T Express was delayed following a telephoned warning of a bomb at the port. The vessel as well as the facility was evacuated while authorities conducted searches. No explosive device was found.

Dillon said canines trained to detect bombs and narcotics will be utilised, as well as additional manpower to ensure the safety of citizens at the ports.

He said he could not give a timeframe when this would be implemented in Tobago as the Tobago House of Assembly is still in the process of sourcing the appropriate kennels to house the canines.

However he said this would be implemented on the Trinidad port soon.

 

 

 

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