A Police Officer and a Venezuelan national will appear in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court today, to face charges in connection with trafficking in persons and other gang-related activities.
The men were arrested during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Central Division on Monday 10th February.
The exercise was conducted by members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), the Counter Trafficking Unit, and a specialized team established by Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith.
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.
One Venezuelan national was detained by officers of the Emergency Response Patrol Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, last evening.
According to official police reports, whilst on patrol along Debe Main Road, officers PC Charles and PC Tambie had cause to search a Venezuelan national.
The officers found in his possession, one Beretta pistol with 6 rounds 9mm ammunition.
Officers seized the gun and ammunition and the suspect was arrested and taken to the Barrackpore Police Station.
Enquiries are continuing.
The Anti Kidnapping Squad is searching for a 22-year-old Venezuelan national who was kidnapped on Sunday in the Bunsee Trace in Penal District.
According to reports, at about 6 am on Sunday, the hostage—Alba Trillio Salazar—accompanied by two others, were trying to tow a black Toyota Hilux which was stuck in mud. They were confronted by five or six men armed with cutlasses and guns.