A 61-year-old woman was arrested and a quantity of alcohol seized from her mini mart after officers conducted an anti-crime exercise in Arima on Friday night.
Between 7:00pm and 12midnight, officers conducted an anti-crime exercise in the Arima district and arrested several persons.
In the first instance, officers proceeded to Jacob Hill Road, Wallerfield, Arima, around 8:45 pm, where they observed a group of men standing in front of a mini-mart.
The men were asked to disperse and they complied.
The 61-year old, who is owner of the mini-mart, was informed that her business was required to close at 6:00 pm. The officers entered the premises as they suspected that she sold alcohol without the requisite license.
She was arrested and taken into custody.
The same party of officers then proceeded to Martin Lane, Arima, where they had cause to shut down a party with a crowd of approximately 25 persons.
They then went to Samaroo Village, Arima, around 11:30 pm, where they observed a group of people standing on the roadway consuming alcohol.
The group was informed that they had been warned on several occasions about breaching the Public Health Ordinance Regulations and five persons were subsequently arrested and taken to the Arima Police Stations.
Investigations are ongoing.