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.
Central Division Police have found illegal firearms and a quantity of narcotics in the Couva District, during an anti-crime exercise, yesterday.
The exercise was conducted 3pm and 6pm.
According to official police reports, officers of the Central Division proceeded to Mc Bean Village, where they conducted a search of an area known for illegal activities.
There, they discovered and seized two pistols and 267 grammes of cocaine, which were hidden in a black plastic bag.
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.
Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial says businesses are losing out because of Government neglect.
The MP made the statement during the opening of her sub-office along the Southern Main Road, Couva, on Monday night.
MP Ramdial said businesses in Couva continue to suffer because of the crumbling infrastructure in the area. She said when the People’s Partnership Government was in power, the drains in the area were cleaned at a cost of $1.2 million in 2012. She said the move then curbed heavy flooding.