A group of 21 people arrested in Maloney for breaching the public health regulations yesterday.

Twenty-one people, all described by police as being linked to the ‘Any Body can Get it’ (ABG) gang, were arrested in Maloney by a team of police officers for breaching the public health regulations.

According to police, those arrested included two women.

They were allegedly found liming and gambling in the vicinity of Building 17, Maloney Gardens, at the time of their arrests.

Police received reports of the gathering, which was accompanied by loud music and when the officers arrived, they also found that no one was wearing a face mask.

The 21 people, aged between 18 and 37, were made to line up against the building’s wall with their hands up and feet spread apart as they were searched by police who were also accompanied by personnel from the T&T Defence Force.

They were questioned and subsequently taken to the Maloney Police Station.

Police said they will all be questioned further in relation to a recent spike in criminal activity and shootings in the area.

The operation was supervised by ACP Belfon and included Snr Supt Ramdeen, Supt Poder, ASP Coggins, Insp Callender, Insp Higley, Sgt Guelmo, PC Phillip, PC Williams, and others, including officers from the Guard and Emergency Branch.

Police also said that on Tuesday, they arrested a total of 52 people for breach of curfew hours, taking to 350, the overall number of people to have breached the curfew.

A total of five face mask tickets were also issued yesterday, taking that total to 11,498.

So far there has been a total of 396 patrols and 93 roadblocks.