TTPS on red alert until Tuesday
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has moved its policing status back to Red alert until Tuesday and has conducted extensive Operation Strike Back exercises across the nine policing divisions, ahead of the long Easter weekend.
A statement from the TTPS on Thursday night stated that officers arrested 161 persons in connection with various offences; including shooting with intent, possession of firearms and ammunition, narcotic trafficking, housebreaking and larceny.
The exercises which took place from Sunday to Wednesday were led by Commissioner Griffith, and supervised by ACP Crime and Operations, Regional ACPs and divisional commanders.
Of the 161 arrested:
- 64 were held for outstanding warrants
- 43 for possession of marijuana
- nine for illegally residing in the country
- eight for traffic offences
- five for possession of firearms and ammunition
- five for malicious wounding
- four were held for rape and false imprisonment
- four for insulting and obscene language
- three for proceeds of crime
- three for possession of cocaine
- three for housebreaking and larceny
- two for shooting with intent
- two for malicious damage
- two for breach of protection order
- one for assault by beating
- one for wounding with intent and,
- two for traffic offenses
The TTPS added that the suspects were taken to various police stations, pending further enquiries and charges.