still in custody
THE policemen allegedly caught accepting an agouti and cash as a bribe on Thursday remained in custody last evening, as investigators await instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The two officers, a constable and an acting corporal were being detained at the Chaguanas Police Station.
They were arrested for allegedly taking agouti meat and $3,000 in exchange for foregoing a charge of driving without insurance.
Police said a motorist was held during an exercise carried out by officers of the Longdenville police post on Wednesday.
He was warned of the charges he could face and was released.
However, the two police officers went to his home and took him to the police station. The owner of the vehicle was also detained.
Police said the officers told the men the charges would be dropped if they were paid $7,000.
The price was negotiated and the bribe was settled at $3,000 and an agouti.
A team of officers, led by Inspector Wayne Lawrence of the Chaguanas CID, arrested the policemen, who have a combined service of 30 years.
They are facing charges of misbehaviour in public office.