1,143 arrested during State of Emergency in Trinidad & Tobago

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications for Trinidad and Tobago announced on Thursday, Sept. 1st that since the declaration of the State of Emergency in Trinidad and Tobago, 1,143 people have been arrested. Three hundred and sixty-six (366) were related to gangs, 216 related to drug offences, 228 related to outstanding warrants, 181 related to other serious offences, 82 related to breach of curfew and 30 related to homicide. 

For the 24 hour period from 8 am on August 31 to 8 am September 1, the Ministry said 167 people were arrested. The arrests included 27 related to gangs; one homicide; 35 drug-related; two held on firearms-related offences; 59 for outstanding warrants; five for breach of curfew; 22 for traffic offences and 96 tickets were issued; 13 for other serious offences; Three for other offences and One firearm and 15 rounds of ammunition were seized

The release also said the Coast Guard, acting on intelligence, seized a vessel with four persons onboard, including two Trinidadians and confiscated cocaine with a street value of $3.2 million on board the vessel.

Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communications

Related Articles

Back to top button