Dwayne Carter of Arima pleaded not guilty to attempting to bribe a police officer when he appeared before Magistrate Avion Gill. He was also charged with breaching curfew and possession of marijuana.

Carter pleaded guilty to the charge of breach of curfew and was fined $4,000 to be paid in three months, or in default, face three months’ simple imprisonment. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges of bribery and possession of marijuana and was granted $100,000 bail with a surety of $10,000. The matters were adjourned to July 26th 2021.

According to police reports, Officers of the Arima Municipal Task Force were conducting an exercise between 3:20 pm and 8 pm on June 25th in Arima when they stopped a man who was found to be in breach of the curfew. A search resulted in 340 grammes of marijuana being found in his possession.

The man allegedly then attempted to bribe one of the officers who arrested him. The exercise was spearheaded by Supt. Prieto and Supt. Edwards and supervised by W/Insp. Maxwell and Sgt. Henderson. The charges were laid by Cpl. Sandy of the Arima Municipal Task Force, on June 25th.