Thursday 29 October, 2020

Commissioner cancels vacation: ‘It’s not the right time’

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, has announced that he has cancelled his scheduled vacation, which was set to begin tomorrow. 

In the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s (TTPS) weekly media briefing, Griffith said that after conferring with Minister of National Security Stuart Young, they concluded that it’s just not a good time for him to be out of the country. 

“Because of the present situation that is ongoing as it pertains to a very serious investigation that may involve senior officers in the TTPS and the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF), it may not be the right time for me to go on vacation,” he said. 

The investigation to which the commissioner referred relates to the alleged pyramid scheme called ‘Drugs Sou Sou’. Preliminary inquiries into the entity, according to Griffith, have revealed that very senior officers could be involved. 

With over $22 million coming into question as part of the scheme, Griffith said he’s needed on the island. 

He was set to go on vacation from October 2 for 21 working days.

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