Several arms of the law enforcement including the army spent several hours in Laventille this morning in an anti-crime exercise hoping to flush out escapees Denboe Olatungi and Michael Findlay.
The police including Port of Spain Task Force, Inter-Agency Task Force(IATF), Guard and Emergency Branch(GEB) searched homes concentrated in the Eastern Quarry, Laventille area for the wanted men after receiving information.
The search has so far turned up empty handed but one senior police source said they were not giving up and that they were hot in the heels of the men.
Denbow and Findlay along with six other men escaped from the Golden Grove Remand Yard Prison in Arouca on May 15.
The six other escapees were held within 24 hours of their escape.
Denbow and Findlay were among five arrested and charged for the February 2016 double murders of construction workers Andre La Touche and Abiola Noel.
Denbow, in an alleged statement released on social media subsequent to last Wednesday’s prison break from the Golden Grove Remand Yard Prison, said he has been locked up three years, due to, an alleged collaboration by corrupt police and a professional paid state witness, adding that she was also a witness in three other murder cases.
A $50,000 reward is now being offered by Crime Stoppers for information that would lead to the recapture of Denbow and Findley.
Police have described both men as armed and very dangerous.
Meanwhile, a man well known to police was arrested at his One Woodbrook Place apartment in Woodbrook last night for allegedly aiding and abetting the two escapees Olatungi Denbow and Michael Findlay.
He remains in police custody.
- by Mark Bassant