Two Tacarigua men held with forged US currency


Two Tacarigua men held with forged US currency

Two men were arrested and a quantity of forged US currency seized. One man was found with US $1,200 in his car, while another was found with US $26,800 in a house in which he occupied.

According to a press release issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the exercise was conducted around 11:00pm on Thursday 10th October 2019, when officers of the Special Branch and Northern Division intercepted a vehicle with a lone male occupant along the Eastern Main Road in Tunapuna.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the officers finding $1,200 in the man’s possession. The suspect of Tacarigua was arrested and taken to the Tunapuna Police Station for questioning.

Later that night, officers of the Tunapuna Criminal Investigations Department and the Northern Division Task Force, executed a search warrant at a house in St. Clair Gardens, Trincity, where they found $26,800 in forged US currency. A 46-year-old man who was found in the house at the time of the exercise, was arrested in connection with the find.

Investigations are ongoing.