Officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) searched the homes of six police officers who have been arrested on suspicion of misbehaviour in public office and probable solicitation.
The homes of the six cops were searched yesterday while they remain detained at the Arouca Police Station.
According to reports, the PSB officers went to one of the officers’ homes, in Sangre Grande, and another in Brazil Village.
Searches were also conducted at the homes of other officers across the country.
It is unknown what was discovered during the police searches of the properties.
A corporal and five police constables from the Northern Division Task Force(NDTF) were held by PSB officers, arising out of an incident that allegedly occurred last week Monday in East Trinidad.
The officers went to the home of a reputed drug dealer on that day, where they also allegedly recovered a quantity of marijuana, cash and camouflage uniforms.
The officers allegedly later requested $60,000 in payment from the drug dealer in exchange for not seizing the items.
On the same day, the known drug dealer paid the officers $50,000 in cash and they returned the seized items.
The man reported the matter the following day to the PSB—the unit entrusted with investigating police officers for any criminal conduct.
The matter is expected to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions by the end of this week for his perusal.