Fifty two foreigners were arrested by police who raided two hotels in San Fernando and Marabella, in a four-day crime dragnet.
The exercise, led by Senior Supt Zamsheed Mohammed and including Supt Gaffar, ASP Ramdeen, Insp Don Gajadhar, Sgts Ramlogan, Ifill, Juline, Ramroop, Williams and Parasram, resulted in the seizure of two pistols, a revolver, an assault rifle and 34 rounds of ammunition.
During the four day exercise, police raided the night club/hotels and arrested 52 foreign nationals, 16 of whom were without lawful immigration documents.
The police also arrested 104 locals for a range of offences, issued 198 traffic tickets and searched 1,215 searches.
Those arrested are expected to appear before the San Fernando, Princes Town and Siparia Magistrates’ Court stations to answer a range of charges.
Duane O’ Connor performs during Calypso Fiesta In Skinner Park San Fernando. PICTURE TONY HOWELL