218 persons have been arrested in connection with matters relating to theft of copper.
This is for the period 2020 to 2022.
Confirmation of this comes from Minister of National Security, Fitzgerald Hinds.
Minister Hinds made the disclosure while speaking during a news briefing held at the Ministry of National Security Abercromby Street, Port of Spain headn office on Monday.
Minister Hinds also revealed information coming from the Trinidad and Tobago Central Statistical Office relating to scrap metal exports for the period 2009 to 2018.