Wednesday, January 17, 2018

167 arrested on Carnival Monday

A NATIONWIDE crackdown by police during the Carnival revelry on Monday resulted in the arrest of 167 persons.

More than 25 per cent of the detainees were held in the Port-of-Spain Division. The majority of the arrests was for the possession of a weapon, firearm and ammunition.

A media release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Public Affairs Unit stated that the suspects were arrested over a 16-hour period, from midnight Sunday to 4 p.m. Monday.

In Port-of-Spain police division, 43 persons were detained, among them, two for possession of firearms and ammunition, possession of a weapon possession of narcotics, an illegal immigrant, and 40 others on continuing inquiries.

In the Northern division, 15 persons were held, mainly for possession of narcotics and one for possession of ammunition.

A Cascade man was held with a firearm with its serial number removed, police said.

The 32-year-old suspect was confronted by officers near Queen's Hall, Cascade, and was allegedly found with a nine millimetre Glock pistol and 17 rounds of ammunition. They officers later executed a search warrant at his home at Cascade Main Road and allegedly found 55 grammes of marijuana.

And a 38-year-old man of Ghandi Village, Debe, was arrested at the corner of Murray Street and Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain with a a Walter Webley pistol and a magazine with six rounds of .38 ammunition.

In the Central Division, four persons were held and one charged for drunk driving. In the Northern Division, one person was arrested for a wounding.

In the Eastern Division, of 28 persons arrested. One was charged for drunk driving, and one for assaulting a police officer. In the South-Western Division, 11 were arrested, with one for assaulting a police officer and the others for minor offences.

In the Southern Division, nine were arrested, with one for possession of a weapon and others for minor crimes. In Tobago, a man was held for the possession of a .38 revolver, 21 rounds of ammunition and marijuana.

The release stated that of those arrested, 72 persons were charged for various while the others were detained on continuing inquiries. Three persons were also arrested by warrant.