Two held for possession of forged US Currency

Two men were arrested and a quantity of forged US Currency seized, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Tunapuna district last week.

During the exercise, which was conducted at about 11 pm on Thursday October 10, officers of the Special Branch and the 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 of forged US currency in the man’s possession.

The suspect, said to be from Tacarigua, was arrested and taken to the Tunapuna Police Station for questioning.

Later that same night, officers of the Tunapuna CID and Northern Division Task Force executed a search warrant at a house in St Clair Gardens in Trincity. There, 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 that find.

Investigations are ongoing.