Twenty people were arrested during a pre-Carnival exercise along Charlotte Street yesterday.
The exercise took place between noon and 2 pm.
Sixteen people were held for gang-related enquiries, while eight were arrested on outstanding warrants.
Over 60 traffic tickets were also issued during the period.
During the exercise, which was spearheaded by ASP Ramesh Soodeen, officers detained persons “fitting the profile” of reported snatch-and-grab suspects operating in the city.
An officer said this was one of the measures to assure the public’s safety.
The TTPS said similar exercises will continue throughout the weekend as part of the effort to ensure the safety of locals and visitors during the Carnival celebrations.