The items seized by police officers during the anti-crime exercise in Cedros. (Image courtesy TTPS)

A Cedros man was arrested, and quantities of perishable goods were seized by officers of the South-Western Division, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district overnight.

Official police reports state that during the exercise—which was conducted between 6 pm on Sunday 1st and 2 am on Monday 2nd August 2021—officers proceeded to Southern Main Road, Icacos Village, Cedros, where they executed a search warrant at the home of a male suspect.

The officers found 25 pigtail buckets containing white cheese, 37 packages of sausages, and 28 bottles of alcohol.  They had been hidden in a room on the premises.

The suspect was in the house at the time of the search and was arrested after he could not produce any form of documentation for procuring the items.

In addition, the Customs and Excise Division was contacted and subsequently took possession of the seized items.

Investigations are ongoing.

Also during the same anti-exercise, officers intercepted a motor vehicle being driven by a Venezuelan woman of Cedros and arrested her for driving without a valid driver’s permit and a certificate of insurance.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr. Supt. Brandon John, ASP Simon, Insp Marcelle and Sgt. Crawford.  It also included offers of the Inter-Agency Task Force and the South Western Division Task Force.