Anti-Gang operation in Morvant – 14 suspects held

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Anti-Gang operation in Morvant – 14 suspects held

Fourteen suspects were arrested for various offenses by police yesterday in an Operation Grand Slam exercise conducted in the Morvant area.

The suspects, ranging in ages 20 to 37, all from the Morvant district, who were wanted in connection with firearm possession, robbery, rape, sexual and wounding offences, throughout the country, are detained by police and are now assisting with detectives with investigations.

The operation included a joint exercise with units from both the Northern and North-Central Divisions and included personnel from the North-Eastern Division Task Force and Criminal Investigations Department as well as officers attached to the Guard and Emergency Branch, Inter-Agency task Force, Mounted and Canine Branch and the Emergency Response Patrol.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) maintains that operations are afoot to return these communities to a sense of calm and safety.

According to senior officers who headed the operations, “The exercises came in response to an upsurge in crime in the Morvant Police District. As such, the strategic Operation Grand Slam exercise was initiated to restore calm and serenity to the said community.”

“The officers of the North-Eastern Division wish to thank the law abiding citizens of Morvant for their support and engagement, as we strive to improve on our community engagements whilst restoring trust and confidence in our abilities to make every place in Trinidad and Tobago safe.”

Enquiries are ongoing and updates would be made available to the public.

Source:  TTPS