DSS founder removed from active duty with Defence Force

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DSS founder removed from active duty with Defence Force

Drug Sou Sou (DSS) founder Kerron Clarke, who is a member of the T&T Regiment, has been removed from active duty by the Defence Force.

National Security Minister Stuart Young, speaking on CNC3’s The Morning Brew, said action was taken by the Regiment as soon as it was learnt that the DSS founder was an officer.

Young said: “Unfortunately when growing up in school one of the truisms I learnt was one bad apple could spoil the barrel, so as soon as we found out that it was a member of the DSS, the Defence Force took action as they should have and they are following the rule of law and Mr Clarke is now on administrative leave or suspension.”

Young said a lot still needs to be investigated, including the actual amount of money which was removed from DSS.

DSS has been a hot topic after $22 million was seized during a raid of its La Horquetta headquarters in September. The money was returned the very next day and there have been two others raids since.

Supporters of the DSS have also been staging protest action, with the hopes of having government return the money.