Monday 26 October, 2020

Police: Tip-off led to bar raids, rescue of 46 women

Police confirmed that a tip-off led to a bar raid in which a police officer was arrested and 46 women rescued by the police. 

In a media briefing on Wednesday, Public Information Officer, Acting Superintendent Wayne Mystar, said the information was received and converted to intelligence which provided sufficient evidence for police to proceed.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), with the assistance of the Counter-Trafficking Unit Special Task Force and other units, raided the Yihai Entertainment and Sports Bar, Cunupia, and another location in Couva.

Seven people, including a police officer, were arrested, and 46 women rescued during a major police operation in Central Trinidad on Tuesday night.

Officers also found and seized one Glock pistol and 13 rounds of ammunition, a vehicle, a quantity of cocaine and marijuana, and a large sum of cash, believed to be the proceeds of human trafficking.

Investigations are continuing. 

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