Five men were arrested on robbery inquiries in the Arouca district this morning following an exercise conducted by officers of the Northern Division. The following is an official release from the TTPS:

Officers of the Northern Division conducted an intelligence-led exercise between 2 am and 6 am on Friday 27th August. A search warrant for firearms and ammunition was executed at Cane Farm, Trincity, where three men were arrested. Officers then executed another search warrant for firearms and ammunition at Spring Road, Five Rivers, where two men were arrested.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr. Supt. Renzey Ramdeen, Supt. Powder, Supt. Montrichard and W/ASP Powder; spearheaded by Inspector Highly and Inspector Ward; supervised by Ag Sgt Avis, Ag Cpl Dardaine and Ag Cpl Ali; and included officers of the Northern Division Special Intelligence Unit (NDSIU), Northern Division Task Force (NDTF), Northern Division Criminal Investigations Department (NDCID) and the Air Support Unit.