Two police officers, along with a Venezuelan national, have been detained in connection with trafficking in persons and other gang related activities.
The trio were arrested during an anti-crime exercise overnight in the Central Division.
The officers, who are assigned to Central Division Police and also live in the area, had their respective homes and lockers at the station searched.
The home of the Venezuelan national also was searched.
Confirmation from the Office of the Attorney General that perpetrators of sexual crimes will face the full brunt of novel laws aimed at deterring, punishing and shaming rapists, paedophiles and those others with a propensity to commit sexual crimes.
According to an official statement issued today, the tougher sex crimes laws came into effect on Friday 31st January 2020.
Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, met today with Chief of Mission of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Leila Jane Nassif at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain.
Among the topics discussed were national security and humanitarian protection as it relates to refugees, including issues such as sex slavery and trafficking of minors, with the priority of both agencies, the TTPS and UNHCR, to collaborate and cooperate and to look after the wellbeing of refugees.
The Commissioner of Police and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is advising of traffic restrictions in Port of Spain, on Friday 24 January, 2020, for the official Re-opening of the Red House as the seat of the Parliament.
The temporary restrictions have been made under section 68(1) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act Pursuant to the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 48:50.
The Order made by the Commissioner of Police follows…
The Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith, is calling out those who questioned the investigation of Pastor Glenn Awong of Transformed Life Ministry.
In a Facebook post, the commissioner told his detractors that the charges of trafficking, false imprisonment and kidnapping of 69 people laid against Awong spoke for themselves.
Following is the full text of the Police Commissioner’s statement…
On the day of her wedding anniversary, amongst the heavy criticisms of the general public of every move her husband, Gary Griffith, Commissioner of Police (CoP) makes, Nicole Dyer-Griffith assures that they both—along with her marriage—are "good as gold."
On Monday morning, top cop Gary Griffith took to Facebook, apologising to her for not "taking her out."
With the numerous deaths threats made against his family, Griffith was forced to send his wife and son to a foreign country to live.
A prominent civil lawyer and three other persons have been detained for questioning of the trafficking of persons in the ongoing investigation into Transformed Life Ministries in Arouca in which 69 people were rescued from cages in October this year following an intensive Guardian Media investigation.
Senior police sources told Guardian Media that the attorney was picked up in the wee hours of this morning by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) in an operation coordinated by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith and headed by Sgt Mark Hernandez of SORT.
Commissioner of Police (CoP) Gary Griffith is advising persons against paying anyone—including police officers—to secure a Firearm User’s License (FUL).
The top cop says that will not in any way assist in fast tracking their application.
In an official statement, Commissioner Griffith says he has learnt that numerous people claiming to know certain senior police officers, who have made promises to assist them in securing their FULs.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has issued an official statement advising CCN and the Trinidad Express to avoid abusing the freedom of the press, and to stop engaging in biased reporting.
In the statement issued today, the Police Service expresses concern that an employee of the media house may be advancing a particular agenda, namely, to discredit and attack the Commissioner of Police.
The full text of the TTPS statement, follows…