Police recover 23 gas tanks, stolen vehicle in Central
Photos courtesy the TTPS.
Police continue to crack down on crime in yet another recovery of a stolen vehicle along with 23 gas tanks, the latest in a series of thefts.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said in a statement issued Wednesday (August 19) that anti-crime exercises in the Central Division led to the recovery of one stolen vehicle and 23 20-pound gas tanks.
The discoveries were made between 3 pm on Tuesday and 1 am on Wednesday and were based on intelligence gathered.
Officers from Couva CID and Task Force, led by Sgt. (Ag.) Badree and Sgt. (Ag.) Modeste, proceeded to Tewarie Circular Arena Road, Freeport.
While executing a search warrant for guns and ammunition, the officers noted a black Nissan Wingroad wagon in the garage.
Upon further checks officers saw that the chassis number had been tampered with.
Further inquiries proved that the vehicle had been stolen. The occupant was held and investigations are continuing.
The Officers also executed warrants in Dow village, California and Waterloo Road, Carapichaima, where they seized a total of 23 20-pound gas tanks.
Two of the tanks were recovered in the Dow village area while the remaining 21 were recovered in the Carapichaima search warrant, which covered stolen articles.
The two men were taken in for questioning.