An executive of the National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited, an auxiliary firefighter, an IT technician and a primary school teacher are among six people arrested by police for breaching the Public Health Regulations on Friday night.
Police said the 57-year-old NP executive from Belmont; a primary school teacher, 36, of Ortoire Village, Mayaro; an auxiliary firefighter, 30, also of Ortoire; an IT technician, 54, of Santa Cruz; an unemployed woman, 57, of Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande; and a 61-year-old pensioner, also of Sangre Grande, were arrested at Manzanilla Road in the vicinity of the “Cutaway”, where they were liming.
During a joint police exercise in the Manzanilla/Mayaro districts between the hours of 4 pm and 8 pm on Friday, police observed vehicles parked and the six were allegedly drinking and liming at the popular “Cutaway” along the Manzanilla Road.
The officers approached the group informing them that they were in breach of Public Health Regulation which came into effect as a result of the COVID-19 virus.
The six tried to plead with the police, but were arrested and taken to the Mayaro Police Station where they were cautioned by PCs Flores, Verasammy and WPC King and charged.
Police also searched two drug blocks at Alexis Street and Charm Road, Mayaro, where they found 114 grams of marijuana. No one was arrested.
The exercise was a joint effort supervised by Ag Insp Richardson, Sgt Ramlakhan and included officers from Eastern Division Task Force, Mayaro Crime Investigation Department, charge room and K9 Unit.