Three men have been held for attempting to extort money from contractors who have been hired to construct the North Stand and booths at the Queen’s Park Savannah (QPS) in Port of Spain.
This was confirmed by acting Senior Superintendent of the Port of Spain Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Roger Alexander, after it was revealed that steel beams used to construct the North Stand were recently discovered missing.
In an Express interview, Alexander revealed that three men were arrested under the Anti-Gang Legislation for “demanding” money from contractors at the Savannah.
During Monday’s Beyond the Tape programme on ccnTV6, Alexander also noted that over the past few weeks, individuals who were linked to gangs and hired by contractors to erect structures at the Savannah had been stopping the construction work and demanding money from contractors.
Alexander urged members of the public to consult the police when hiring people for jobs.
He said the police were continuing to probe the theft.