Friday, February 23, 2018

Dozens held by police

HUNDREDS of people are expected to appear before the courts today after police exercises in ten areas in southern Trinidad.

Officers arrested 131 people for robberies and narcotics and one man was held for possession of a gun with five rounds of ammunition.

A warrant was issued for another who was in his company and escaped in nearby bushes.

More than 130 traffic tickets were issued by officers, while 83 people were arrested on warrants.

Twenty-seven people will appear before a magistrate for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Officers also recovered five stolen vehicles during the exercises which began last Thursday and ended yesterday.

They stopped and searched 975 motorists in Moruga, Princes Town, Ste Madeleine, Cocoyea, Pleasantville, Marabella, Gasparillo, Claxton Bay, La Romaine and San Fernando.

The exercises were co-ordinated by Senior Supt Cecil Santana and included Supt Mohammed and James, ASP Maynard and Gaffoor, Insp Williams and Pachiko, Sgt Ramdhanie and Cpl Ramlogan, Southern Division Task Force and CID officers and the police helicopter.