Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Crime crackdown begins: 'Person of interest' held by police

Moments after the National Security Minister Stuart Young announced the launch of crime-fighting operations throughout the country, a person of interest was held by police on Wednesday.

Information is still coming in, however, LoopTT was told that the person, who is thought to have connections with a gang, along with several other persons, were detained during a police exercise around mid-morning.

The operation was said to be ongoing up to 1:18 pm on Wednesday. LoopTT was told that several officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) were seen in the areas of Laventille and Beetham Gardens around midday Wednesday. 

The operation was led by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith.

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Young said during a briefing on Wednesday morning that the nation’s national security enforcement agencies would be working together to execute a series of intelligence-driven operations throughout the country.

He said operations would be headed by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and would be assisted by other national security agencies including the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) as well as the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG).

The announcement was made after a series of killings, including a shooting incident near Beetham Gardens which left a soldier injured.

These security initiatives are being implemented as the countdown continues to the nation’s annual Carnival Monday and Tuesday celebrations.

This is a developing story; please refresh the page for updates.

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