Minister Edmund Dillon

Minister: It was no grenade. It was a cigarette lighter

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon has told the Senate that the device found in Point Fortin today, was not a grenade but instead a cigarette lighter.

The Minister was asked to account for the discovery via a question by the Opposition.

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He told the Senate he wanted to be the first to put on record that the device was not in fact a grenade.