Senior officers suspended, SRPs transferred after DSS investigation

Senior officers suspended, SRPs transferred after DSS investigation

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, has suspended four police officers and transferred 11, as investigations continue into the return of $22 million in cash following a raid of the DSS premises in La Horquetta on September 22.

The money was discovered during a police-led operation at the house which is located along Kathleen Warner Drive, La Horquetta.

The money was removed from the house to the La Horquetta Police Station to be counted.

However, in the wee hours of the morning the following day, the money was returned to a man who had been described as the founder of the DSS – commonly referred to as “Drugs Sou Sou”.

The CoP said based on preliminary investigations, it had become necessary to suspend the four policemen, two of whom are senior officers.

Four others were transferred out of the Northern Division and the other seven, all Special Reserve Police Officers, were transferred to Northern Division Area West.

Commissioner Griffith said the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) was mandated to carry out investigations into the return of the money.

As a result, the CoP has directed that certain persons be removed from the investigations to allow the entire probe to be conducted in the most transparent manner.

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