Police Operations result in 33 arrested for various offences across Trinidad

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Police Operations result in 33 arrested for various offences across Trinidad

Thirty-three people were arrested in several operations carried out by the TTPS. Operations were carried out in the North Eastern, Central, North Central and Western divisions. Police recovered a number of stolen items and seized several guns, ammunition and drugs during exercises in various divisions on Friday, according to a release on Saturday.

Police in the North Eastern Division, in response to information,  searched the area around an abandoned building on Mango George Hill, Malick around 4.45pm and found a garbage bag with an AK-47 rifle loaded with nine rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and two number plates. They also found a bulletproof vest hidden between galvanized sheets.

Officers in the North Central Division, police arrested three people in Arouca when they tried to run from the police. The officers also found a silver and black gun with a magazine with ten rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition, and caught a man who allegedly snatched a woman’s purse along St Michael Road, Tacarigua. Also in the Central Division, a 28-year-old Freeport man was arrested for possession of cocaine. Also, a 50-year-old man was found with one Glock pistol and 12 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition.

A  joint anti-crime exercise in the Central division which combined officers from the Stolen Vehicles Squad, Anti-Kidnapping Unit, and Immigration South and North, resulted in a Couva man being detained for driving a stolen car. The white Toyota Aqua was reported stolen from a carpark in Chaguanas in September 2022.

In the Southern and Western Divisions, 12 warrants were executed and six people arrested during an exercise conducted by Court and Process branch. Also, ten people were assisting police regarding enquiries related to various offences. Four people were arrested for drug-related offences and one of them, a 48-year-old labourer, was charged for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. He is expected to appear at the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Also due to appear in court on Monday was an 18-year-old Barrackpore man who was arrested and charged for possession of ammunition.

And Western division officers appended  three men for various offences including larceny, robbery with violence, and shootings.