Police arrested 40 persons for various offences in the Central Division during a well-executed operation which was conducted between Wednesday 4th May and Thursday 5th May.
The operation adopted a multi-agency, multi-faceted approach which incorporated officers of the Mounted and Canine Branch, Guard and Emergency Branch (GEB), Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) and all sections and stations within the Central Division. The officers conducted several road blocks, search warrant exercises and several drug blocks were searched.
In one incident yesterday, the quick response from officers led to the arrest of two suspects who were involved in an alleged armed robbery at a pharmacy on Gaston Street, Chaguanas yesterday. The officers also recovered a vehicle that was stolen during the incident.
Meanwhile, officers acted on intelligence gathered and proceeded to the Southern Main Road, Couva home of a priority larceny offender where a search warrant was executed and a quantity of stolen building materials was found and seized.
Persons were arrested for other various offences including possession of firearm and ammunition, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, break-in offences, larceny and robbery.
The visible and sustained police presence in the Division was welcomed by members of the public and the business community and comes in response to recent criminal activity in the Division.