Police: 18 months intelligence work led to Central bust

Po­lice say the drug and am­mu­ni­tion bust made in Cen­tral Trinidad this morn­ing, was based on 18 months of in­tel­li­gence work.

The op­er­a­tion re­sult­ed in the ar­rest of two sus­pects and the seizure of large quan­ti­ties of mar­i­jua­na and firearms at a house in Ch­agua­nas.

It was co­or­di­nat­ed by Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith be­tween Thurs­day 8th and Fri­day 9th No­vem­ber, 2018, and in­volved of­fi­cers of the Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Re­sponse Team, the Strate­gic Ser­vices Agency and the Ca­nine Unit.

Po­lice say that act­ing on in­tel­li­gence gath­ered over the past 18 months, the of­fi­cers pro­ceed­ed to a build­ing at Macaya Trace, Munroe Road, Ch­agua­nas, where they ex­e­cut­ed a search war­rant. The search re­sult­ed in the dis­cov­ery and seizure of large quan­ti­ties of drugs and au­to­mat­ic as­sault ri­fles


Two male sus­pects who were found in the build­ing at the time of the ex­er­cise, were ar­rest­ed.

Po­lice say they are in the process of quan­ti­fy­ing the street val­ue of the find.

Com­mis­sion­er Grif­fith says the au­to­mat­ic as­sault ri­fles which were seized are in­dica­tive of the type of fire­pow­er which crim­i­nals now have at their dis­pos­al in Trinidad and To­ba­go.

He be­lieves that it is in this con­text, po­lice of­fi­cers need to de­fend them­selves against such threats. The Com­mis­sion­er has com­mend­ed of­fi­cers in­volved in the op­er­a­tion for their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to du­ty.

Com­mis­sion­er Grif­fith is al­so thank­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic for pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion which aid­ed in the suc­cess of the op­er­a­tion.