Quarry talks today
Government ministers Kevin Ramnarine and Ganga Singh will be meeting with law enforcement officials tomorrow to discuss the death threats and gun attacks on public officials involved in the clamp-down on illegal quarrying.
The Express understands talks will also focus on areas where there is the highest illegal quarry activity—Matura forest, Andrews Trace and Upper Rio Grande.
Police are currently investigating incidents where the house of Director of Minerals Monty Beharry was fired at more than a dozen times around 12.35 a.m. on August 18.
Beharry and his family were at home at the time when gunmen opened fire on his house, with bullets flying all over, including at two cars parked in his drive-way.
Investigations are also taking place on death threats against chairman of the Environmental Management Agency Dr Allan Bachan.
Singh, Minister of the Environment and Water Resources, and Energy Minister Ramnarine have been working in collaboration to crackdown on the illegal multi-million-dollar quarrying ring.
Singh had said the illegal operation was linked to the crimes in East Port of Spain and expressed disappointment there was no aggressive action on the part of the police.