Over 80 persons were arrested, this past weekend, for various offences throughout all policing divisions in Trinidad and Tobago.
During the period Friday 28th and Monday 31st January, 30 persons were arrested for committing serious crimes, 38 were arrested for committing minor offences and 12 were detained on outstanding warrants.
Malcolm Grandison, 25, of George Street, Glamorgan, Tobago, was charged on Saturday relative to the circumstances surrounding the death of Rawle Joseph, whose body was found on Thursday, January 6th, in the Tobago Division.
He was expected to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate on Monday.
One man was arrested, after police conducted investigations into the death of a 10-year-old boy in Arima, while a 40-year-old woman is currently in police custody relative to the circumstances surrounding the death of a man which occurred on March 31st 2021, in the Santa Cruz Police district.
Thirteen persons were arrested in the Central Division for various offences during the period, one person was arrested for possession of a firearm, two were held for robbery and two other suspects were detained for robbery with violence. While four other persons were arrested for being in possession of illegal drugs.
In the Eastern Division, police seized one homemade 12-gauge shotgun and arrested one person. One black and silver .38 revolver was seized in the Port-of–Spain Division and one person was arrested for being in possession of one Beretta pistol in the North Eastern Division. Several hunting camps were checked which resulted in two home-made butts and one hand rest for a shotgun being found at Rio Claro Trace.
On Saturday, 69 rounds of assorted ammunition were found across the North Eastern, Eastern, Port of Spain and Northern Divisions.
Two persons were arrested in connection with the finds and investigations are ongoing into these matters.
During the period, approximately one kilogram of marijuana was seized in the Eastern and Western Divisions and two persons arrested. A quantity of cocaine was also seized in the Central Division resulting in two persons being held.
Police also recovered three vehicles which were reported stolen over the weekend. A Nissan Tiida vehicle that was reported stolen from Bushe Street, Curepe, on Sunday, was recovered on Pashly Street, Laventille. Meanwhile, police acted on information from the Command Centre and proceeded to Pioneer Drive, Sea Lots, where two vehicles which were reported stolen were recovered.
Investigations into these incidents are said to be ongoing.