TTPS arrests limers in Samaroo Village, Arima and Wallerfield mini-mart owner

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“Officers proceeded to Jacob Hill Road, Wallerfield, Arima, around 8.45pm, where they observed a group of men standing in front of a mini-mart… The owner of the mini-mart was informed that her business was required to close at 6.00pm and they entered the premises on suspicion that she was selling alcohol without the requisite license.

“The 61-year-old woman was subsequently arrested and a quantity of alcohol seized…”

The following press statement on the enforcement of Covid-19 Public Health Ordinance regulations was issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS):

Photo: Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith (centre) accompanies lawmen on a TTPS exercise.
(via TTPS)

Officers of the Arima district had a busy night enforcing the Covid-19 Public Health Ordinance Regulations, as several persons were arrested for congregating and groups of more than five persons had to be dispersed.

Officers under the supervision of Sgt Ali, conducted an anti-crime exercise in the district between 7.00 pm and 12 midnight on Friday 15 May 2020. During the exercise, officers proceeded to Jacob Hill Road, Wallerfield, Arima, around 8.45pm, where they observed a group of men standing in front of a mini-mart. The men were asked to disperse and they complied.

The owner of the mini-mart was informed that her business was required to close at 6.00pm and they entered the premises on suspicion that she was selling alcohol without the requisite license. The 61-year-old woman was subsequently arrested and a quantity of alcohol seized.

The same party of officers then proceeded to Martin Lane, Arima, where they had cause to shut down a party with a crowd of approximately 25 persons. They then went to Samaroo Village, Arima, around 11.30pm, where they observed a group of people standing on the roadway consuming alcohol.

Sgt Ali informed the group that they had been warned on several occasions about breaching the Public Health Ordinance Regulations and five persons were subsequently arrested and taken to the Arima Police Stations.

Investigations are ongoing.

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