Four soldiers detained in DSS investigation, CoP says he will be in charge even while on vacation

Four soldiers detained in DSS investigation, CoP says he will be in charge even while on vacation

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith may be set to go on vacation for a month starting this Friday, but he has stated that he will be working during his leave and will oversee the current investigation into the Drugs Sou Sou (DSS) while abroad in Ireland.

On Wednesday, four members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force were held for questioning in relation to a video taken from the DSS house in LaHorquetta, showing an officer in tactical uniform removing an envelope of money.

This apparent theft occurred while another officer looked on.

Griffith confirmed the four soldiers were in police custody and said “Everybody trying to cover for the other. I am taking full control. Four were in the operation. They tried the ploy of saying they did not know which soldier it was.”

He said “I am also directing the investigation of senior officers who released $22 million without proper procedure. I see this as either incompetence or contributing to a crime. Whichever one, action will be taken.”

According to a Guardian report, the soldiers were picked up at Teteron Barracks in Chaguaramas shortly after 2 pm yesterday and taken to the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) of the T&T Police Service to be interviewed.

The four soldiers taken in include a sergeant, 39, two lance corporals, 30 and 31 and a corporal, 29, who were part of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) raiding unit.

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