Wednesday 23 October, 2019

People found in cages shock and disturb Nat Sec Minister

National Security Minister Stuart Young said he is shocked and disturbed at the circumstances under which humans were being held at a church in Arouca. 

Responding to reports this morning of the police rescue of over 60 people from cages at the church, Young said he was contacted at approximately 2:30 am today by the Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith and briefed on the ongoing police operation taking place.

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He said he was also in communication with the Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh and the Director of the Counter-Trafficking Unit of the Ministry of National Security, to ensure that necessary support was provided for an unfolding situation. 
 
"From the preliminary information provided to me, I am shocked and disturbed at the circumstances under which humans were being held and I strongly condemn same," he said.
 
"I remind persons that this is now an active and unfolding police investigation and I am certain that facts surrounding this disturbing matter will begin to be uncovered. Accordingly, it is prudent for little more to be said at this time and the TTPS should be permitted to do their work."
 

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