Top cop: Not outgunned
I asked acting Commissioner Williams whether he felt the Police Service was outgunned after seeing the sophisticated weapons that were being used by the gangsters in Trinidad and Tobago.
Acting Commissioner Williams replied: “After seeing those kind of weapons I don’t think the police service is outgunned, but weapons like those in the hands of criminals is of great concern to me.”
This alarming trend of gangsters purchasing guns can only be attributed to one major illicit operation, points out Williams. “Organised crime generates revenue some you have legal business so organised crime amounts to illegal business, so they earn through illegal business, that is how funds are generated for people to buy weapons which may be of high cut.”
Though the battle against the crime lords may be a long and gruelling one, the top cop says they will continue their crackdown on illegal firearms entering the country, and vows a relentless war on gang leaders and all criminal elements.
“All gang leaders we want them to know the Police Service is moving apace geared towards ensuring that we remove gang leaders out of this society and if persons are involved in gang activities now we are saying that once they continue they will be our target and we will do everything possible to put them behind bars,” warned Williams.