Forty-four persons, including three members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) and one Police Officer, were arrested at a “Zesser” party in La Horquetta this morning.
Based on a TTPS officers responded to reports of a “Zesser” party in progress and proceeded to Cordia Crescent, La Horquetta. On arrival, the officers heard loud music and saw a large crowd which was in excess of the stipulated number in the Public Health Ordinance Regulations, put in place because of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Several persons looked in the direction of the police officers and fled. However, the officers were able to contain 44 persons, and with the assistance of other officers, the 44 persons were arrested and taken to the La Horquetta Police Station.
The 44 persons will be charged by summons and are expected to appear at the Arima Magistrates’ Court on a date to be fixed by the Magistrate.
The exercise was coordinated by Ag Insp Ward and conducted by PCs Tewarie, George, and WPC Gibson.
Investigations are continuing.