New director of Counter Trafficking Unit soon

A director of the Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU) is expected to be appointed within the next few days, Minister of National Security Stuart Young said in the Senate on Monday. 

Responding to a question posed by Opposition Senator Wade Mark, Young said the CTU has been without a director since the end of May but "they are, that is the public servants, are in the process.

"They've complete the questioning...and the whole process and they expect to appoint a director of counter trafficking, I'm told, within the next few days," Young said. 

He also dismissed any correlation between the absence of the director and Trinidad and Tobago's tier 2 rating on the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons (TiP) Report 2019. 

In the absence of a director, Young said the unit "has continued to function as happens in these circumstances, the next most senior people has stepped up to the plate, they've been acting along with the assistance of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS)." 

- by Rishard Khan

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