15 gang members reportedly detained

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15 gang members reportedly detained

A series of raids in and around Port-of-Spain has reportedly netted at least 15 members of three major gangs.

These individuals were said to be in police custody up to last evening.

A Guardian Media report said the raids, described as a “gang sweep”, were done in response to several shootings and murders in Belmont and St Ann’s within the last several days.

Police said the exercises began just after 12 am on Thursday, as officers descended on several parts of east Port-of-Spain, Laventille, Beetham and Sea Lots, rounding up the suspects.

The suspects, included a man believed to be the leader of the Sixx gang.

The report claims those arrested are all suspects in several murders, shootings and robberies and are expected to be placed on identification parade.