Some 16 persons were arrested for breach of the curfew and other offences in the Central and Southern Divisions on Sunday August 1st.

According to official police reports, the 16 were held in anti-crime exercises by officers of various Task Forces and Police Stations, which were conducted in Princes Town, St. Margaret’s, Couva, Freeport, and Chaguanas, on Sunday.

A release from the Police Service reports that in Princes Town, an exercise conducted between 7:40 pm and 11:30 pm resulted in the arrest of four persons for breach of the curfew, ages 18 to 56 years of age. One of the persons was also charged for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

In St. Margaret’s, officers conducted an exercise between 12:30 am and 3 am on the same date, and arrested four persons, ages 20 to 51 years, for breach of the curfew.

Meanwhile, roadblock exercises were conducted at various locations in Couva and Freeport between 9 am and 11 pm, spearheaded by Supt. Pierre. The TTPS reports that during the exercises, eight persons were held for various offences including breach of the curfew, consuming alcohol in a public place, driving without a driver’s permit and certificate of insurance, as well as possession of cocaine.

Investigations are ongoing.