anti-crime exercise

Police officers arrested for human trafficking

Two police officers, along with a Venezuelan national, have been detained in connection with trafficking in persons and other gang related activities.

The trio were arrested during an anti-crime exercise overnight in the Central Division.

The officers, who are assigned to Central Division Police and also live in the area, had their respective homes and lockers at the station searched.

The home of the Venezuelan national also was searched.

Arms and ammo seized in Central Division exercise

An anti-crime exercise yesterday in Central Division has resulted in the seizure of several firearms and ammunition.

According to police reports, around 3.30 pm on Sunday, a party of officers attached to the Central Division proceeded to Union Village in Felicity near a public cemetery, where in a bushy area, they found a silver and black coloured metal object resembling a firearm.

Two Maloney men arrested in police exercise

Two  men  were  arrested by officers of the TTPS’ Northern  Division during an anti-crime exercise conducted  in  the Maloney Policing District on Tuesday 21 January, 2020.

According to official police reports, while officers were conducting a search warrant  at Maloney Gardens, they seized one  Glock  17 pistol,  fitted  with  a  magazine  and  13  rounds  of nine-millimetre ammunition. Police also seized  one  kilogram of marijuana found at the premises.

A  male  occupant  was arrested for the find.

Three men arrested during Northern Division Anti-Crime Exercises

An Anti-Crime  Exercise  conducted yesterday in  the  Northern  Division has resulted in  three  persons  being arrested, and the seizure of one round of 12-gauge cartridge, camouflage clothing  and an  army jacket and trousers.

An official statement from the TTPS explains that during the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at a house in  Hilltop Drive,  Maturita Extension,  Arima,  where the items were found and seized, and the two male occupants of the house at the time  of  the  search  were  arrested. 

Arima Man Held with Revolver and Ammunition

One man was arrested and a firearm and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force (Area East), during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Arima district.

The exercise was conducted between 3:00am and 8:00am on Sunday 19th January 2020.

Official police reports state that officers executed a search warrant at the Jacob Hill, Wallerfield, Arima home of a 25-year-old suspect.

The search resulted in officers finding one revolver loaded with four rounds of ammunition.

Central Division Police continue crackdown on illegal guns and drugs

Central Division Police Officers continued their crackdown on illegal guns and drugs with another anti-crime exercise on Thursday 16 January 2020.

During  the  exercise,  officers  proceeded  to  Bolai  Trace  East,  Chase Village, where they  conducted a search of a bushy area,  which resulted in the discovery of two  revolvers  and  three  rounds  of  ammunition.

Quantities of marijuana and cocaine also were found.

Seven arrested, one for rape and two for attempted murder

Seven people were arrested on various offences, including for rape and attempted murder in police exercises conducted in South and North Trinidad.

According to a police report, the anti-crime exercise was conducted in the St Joseph and South Western Districts between 9 pm on Thursday and 5.30 am on Friday.

It was supervised by Inspector Hernandez and Sergeant Thomas (Ag), and included a party of police officers from the St Joseph Criminal Investigations Department and the Northern Division's Crime Suppression Unit.

Road Policing Task Force rescues kidnap victim

Two suspects remain in police custody in relation to a kidnapping incident, following an anti-crime exercise in  the  Cumuto  district yesterday, conducted by the recently launched  Road  Policing  Task  Force  (RPTF).

The Road Policing Task Force—which initially commenced operations on  24 December  2019—is  expected  to  actively  engage  in intelligence-driven,  stop-and-search  activities,  in  addition  to  road traffic exercises such as anti-DUI and speeding enforcement.

St. Joseph Couple Held with Firearms and Narcotics

A  St.  Joseph  couple  has been arrested for possession of arms, ammunition and narcotics.

The arrest occurred during  an  anti-crime  exercise  conducted  in  the  Northern Division last night, conducted by officers of the North Eastern Division Task  Force.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Phillip, was conducted the between 6:15pm and 8:45pm, on Monday 6 January 2020.

According to official police reports, officers involved in the exercise proceeded  to  a  house  at  Agostini  Street,  St.  Joseph, where  they executed a search warrant.

El Socorro man held with Pistol and Ammo

One man was arrested and a pistol and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the El Socorro district last night.

According to official police reports, at about 7:00 pm, on Sunday 22 December, officers proceeded to the home of a 26-year-old male suspect in Chanka Trace, El Socorro.

There, they conducted a search, which resulted in the discovery of one Ruger pistol fitted with a magazine containing five rounds of ammunition in the man’s possession.

Investigations are ongoing.

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