The Port-of-Spain City Police is sternly warning burgesses about its zero tolerance to littering in the Capital.
The warning comes as three persons have been charged for littering within the past 48 hours within the city.
Among them is a 71-year-old man who was caught red-handed by officers of the Port-of-Spain City Police who were on mobile patrol along Park Street yesterday. The man was seen tossing a Styrofoam cup into a drain.
On January 20th, two men were also arrested and charged for littering during a law enforcement exercise along Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain.
All three were granted station bail in the amount of $500.
They were charged under Section Three of the Litter Act, Chapter 30:52 and will appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on March 22nd 2021.
The Act states that any person who commits an offence may be taken into custody without warrant by any constable or by any litter prevention warden, or by any person whom such warden may call to his aid and conveyed to the nearest police station and there detained in the custody of the police to be dealt with according to law.
The Port-of-Spain City Police is encouraging citizens to utilise public bins provided throughout the City to discard properly of their garbage and waste.
City Police continue to enforce all laws within the Capital with the aim of providing a safe and secure environment for all law-abiding citizens.