The Electoral Polling Cards discovered at Pinto Road in Arima on Wednesday 12 August 2020. (Image: TTPS)

Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith says an investigation is underway into a report that electoral polling cards were found at Pinto Road, Arima, yesterday.

According to an official statement issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the discovery was made on Wednesday evening by a Minister of Religion and a former Member of Parliament.

The TTPS release explains that at around 6:25 pm on Wednesday 12th August 2020, the religious leader and the former MP received information from an anonymous caller, which led them to a bushy area at Mottley Trace, # 2 Pinto Road, Arima. They were accompanied by a friend. While there, they reportedly observed a quantity of electoral polling cards in the bushy area and reported the discovery to the police.

WPC Smith and PC D’Abreau of the Pinto Police Post responded to the report and cordoned off the area. The scene was processed by WPC Edghill-Marcano and a team from the Northern Division Crime Scene Investigators.

The polling cards were packaged into four small brown paper evidence bags and handed over to Insp (Ag) Ward who is continuing enquiries.

The operation was coordinated by Supt Edwards and was supervised by Insp. Birch, Ag. Insp. Ward, and W/Sgt Robinson-Mottley.

Investigations are ongoing.