13 arrested during anti-crime exercise

Thirteen men have been arrested by officers of the Port of Spain Division for shooting-related offences, during an anti-crime exercise in Port of Spain early this morning.

The exercise was conducted between 2:00 am and 7:00 am,  today and involved officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team and the Besson Street Criminal Investigations Department.

According to police reports, during the exercise, officers proceeded to the George Street Plannings, where several apartments were searched and eight men, ages 20 to 30 years, were arrested in connection with shooting offences.

The officers then proceeded to the Laventille district, where three men, ages 20 to 30 years, and all of Eastern Quarry, were also held in connection with shooting offences.

Two other Laventille men were also held on enquiries after officers conducted searches at their homes.

Investigations are ongoing. 

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