“Be very careful of what you are saying, did you see money?”
That’s the question that Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith posed, while appearing on TV6’s Morning Edition with Fazeer Mohammed on Monday.
He said there’s no way to know from the video what was in the envelope, which an officer is seen stuffing into his tactical uniform during a raid at the DSS (Drug Sou Sou) house in LaHorquetta last Thursday.
And as such, Griffith is now calling on the media, and by extension the public, to be very careful in assuming that a member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) stole money during the execution of the search warrant.
According to Griffith: “This was an envelope and that is the difference between Gary Griffith and many others who use perception as reality. I am not saying the person is guilty or innocent, I will wait on due process to make sure. Suppose the envelope involved names of major politicians or persons involved in this and he put it in an envelope.”
Griffith said “There are three investigations now. As it pertains to $22 million, if it could be accounted for and to see exactly if it was that all of these funds were acquired through legitimate means. Two, an investigation as to why officers would hand back $22 million, without having receipts to verify if it even equates to $22 million and three, the latest video with the solider……to find out what he did, what he secured and what was the reason for him so doing.”