Businessmen arrested in ‘$500 a night’ Lady Chancellor raid

Businessmen driving luxury cars were among the 20 men taken away from the “$500 a night” apartment complex where 22 females, some children, were found in a police raid shortly after midnight.

The complex at Lady Chancellor Heights is located off Lady Chancellor Road, St Anns Port of Spain.

There is a sign at the entrance to the place stating “apartments for rent with pool, $500 per night”.

The complex is located next to the home of a PNM Member of Parliament.

News of the raid came in a statement issued before dawn today by the Police Service.

The operation, headed by the Special Operations Unit (SORT) team led to the discovery of the females.

Police say most of the females are non-nationals, with no identification documents.

Police say they were engaged in lewd dancing, prostitution, and child endangerment.

Some are believed to be children.

The females were detained. They are at the Police Training Academy, St James.

The 20 men found at the property were arrested.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith led the operation, which included officers of the Port of Spain Division, Canine Unit and City Police.

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