Nine people have been arrested following an Operation Strike Back Three dragnet in the Southern Division, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

According to an official statement from the Police Service, the suspects—who are all male, and range in age from 21 to 51 years—were arrested by police following several leads into persons of interest in connection with a series of offences throughout South Trinidad.

Persons arrested during the police operation include:

●   A 21-year-old labourer of Derryck Avenue, St Charles, on a report of house breaking and larceny

●   A 26-year-old labourer of Tarodale, Ste Madeleine, for possession of marijuana

●   A 30-year-old pipe fitter of Princes Town, for obscene language, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour

●   A 31-year-old labourer of Barrackpore on a report of a wounding

●   A 35-year-old labourer of Naparima Mayaro Road, Princes Town, on a report of larceny of a motor vehicle

●   A 38-year-old mason of St Croix Road, Princes Town, on a report of malicious wounding

●   A 45-year-old labourer of Manahambre Road, Princes Town, for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking

●   A 49-year-old labourer of Barrackpore, for breach of protection order and

●   A 51-year-old labourer of Barrackpore, for breach of protection order

The operation was coordinated by Snr Supt. Winchester and included a team of officers attached to the Southern Division Task Force, Canine Branch, Barrackpore and Ste. Madeleine Police Stations, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), and the Praedial Larceny Squad.