Police officers conduct a road stop exercise along EMR, Beetham on July 22nd. (Image courtesy TTPS)

One hundred and eight persons were fined and four arrested as police executed a series of exercises in the Port-of-Spain Division, yesterday, Thursday 22 July 2021.

The operation was held in the Nelson Street, Downtown, Newtown, Uptown and East Port-of-Spain areas.

An official statement from the Police Service reports that officers issued 57 Electronic Fixed Penalty Notices, 51 Face Mask Tickets and arrested four suspects who are currently assisting detectives with ongoing investigations. The tickets are in excess of $75,000.

Police officers also targeted eight known drug blocks and searched 70 vehicles during the exercise.

Meanwhile, police officers also engaged citizens on the importance of adhering to the Public Health Regulations as some restrictions were eased and several businesses reopened. During this exercise, citizens were given flyers and moral suasion used in the police’s continued effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The exercises included over 50 police officers from the Community Policing Unit, Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), Canine and Traffic and Highway Patrol Branches, the Police Academy and Air Support Unit with operational support from several command centres.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) remains committed to its mandate of being the premiere law enforcement agency in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.