Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Four soldiers being questioned about ‘DSS’

The La Horquetta compound of the Drugs Sou Sou service.

The La Horquetta compound of the Drugs Sou Sou service.

At least four members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) have been brought in for questioning on the alleged removal of an envelope of money at a house in La Horquetta following the seizure of over $22million. 

The four are to be questioned by a team of officers from the Police Service. 

An internal investigation has also been launched by the TTDF, who is also co-operating with the police. 

On September 22, police searched a house at Kathleen Warner Drive, Phase I, La Horquetta, and reportedly recovered $22 million dollars from the home from an entity called ‘Drugs Sou Sou’.  

The money was seized but less than a day later, it was returned to the leader of the entity. 

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith was not advised that the money was given back nor was he given a substantial reason for why. 

Nine people were detained, including two soldiers, however, they were all released. 

Police returned to the home the following day but the reason for this and the findings have not been revealed. 

Over the weekend, the Trinidad Express revealed video of a man in uniform shoving an envelope into his clothing. Despite public accusations that the man was a member of the police service, Commissioner Griffith has been vehement that he was, in fact, a Defence Force officer.   

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