The Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association says it is optimistic and enthused over the return of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to Trinidad and Tobago.
TTMA President, Tricia Coosal, said the presence and law enforcement expertise of the ATF augers well for Trinidad and Tobago as the Government, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and several state and enforcement agencies are committed to the elimination of illicit trade.
It is expected the ATF will help curb the amount of illegally trafficked guns into Trinidad and Tobago with unique detection and reporting methods.
In a media release on Thursday, the ATF said it will work closely with the agencies of the Ministry of National Security providing of operational support, knowledge and informational sharing, as well as capacity building.
The unit is also expected to assist the Caribbean Community Implementation Agency for Crime and Security as it strengthens capacity and policies to counter the illicit trafficking in firearms across the Caribbean region.