Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Two held in major drug bust in Central overnight

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

Photo courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

A major drug and gun haul in Central Trinidad overnight has led to the arrest of two men at a house in Chaguanas.

The operation follows 18 months of intelligence gathering.

The exercise, coordinated by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, was conducted between Thursday and Friday, and involved officers of the Special Operations Response Team, the Strategic Services Agency and the Canine Unit.

Acting on intelligence, officers went to a building at Macaya Trace, Munroe Road, Chaguanas, where they executed a search warrant.

The search resulted in the discovery and seizure of large quantities of drugs and automatic assault rifles.

Two men who were at the building at the time of the exercise, were arrested.

Police are in the process of quantifying the street value of the major haul.

The Police Commissioner said the automatic assault rifles which were seized are indicative of the type of firepower which criminals now have at their disposal.

He believes that it is in this context, police officers need to defend themselves against such threats.

The Commissioner commended the officers involved in the operation and expressed gratitude to the public for providing information which aided in the success of the operation.

 

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