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Police report good results from joint patrols
The joint police/army crime patrols have been highly successful as an effective crime prevention tool. Assistant Supt ASP Joanne Archie said so during yesterday’s daily police briefing at the Police Administration Building in Port-of-Spain. Questioned by reporters about the success of the joint anti-crime initiative which went into effect on June 6, hours after National Security Minister, Brigadier John Sandy announced it during the post-Cabinet briefing, Archie said, “It is a collaboration with the Defence Force and has been working quite well.
“We have seen an increase in arrests in many areas including narcotics, firearms possession and traffic offences.” On Wednesday, the police public information officer, Sgt Wayne Mystar, said up to June 13, the joint exercises across the country had led to:
•175 people being arrested
•More that 400 tickets being issued
•Six guns recovered
•A quantity of ammunition seized
•An unknown amount of narcotics confiscated
Both Archie and Mystar said the exercises would continue as the police and soldiers work together to maintain law and order.
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