Anthony Mensah. (Image courtesy TTPS)

A 43-year-old man was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 dollars on Friday 24th December 2021, after being charged for possession of 14 cards for the purpose of trafficking.

An official statement from the Police Service says the accused, ANTHONY MENSAH of Ghana, who also resides at St Augustine, appeared before Tunapuna Magistrate, Indra Ramoo-Haynes. He is expected to reappear before the courts on April 1st, 2022, pending tracing.

The Police Service says the North-Eastern Division (NED) Gang and Intelligence Unit conducted investigations into several reports of alleged fraud incidents.  On December 20th, after weeks of surveillance and intelligence gathering, MENSAH was arrested, and 14 banking cards and other items were seized. The cards and items were suspected as being fraudulently obtained.

MENSAH was charged on 23rd December 2021, by WPC Bonnett of the NED Gang and Intelligence Unit.

The operation was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. Maharaj and Supt. Ramjohn, coordinated by ASP Pariman and Insp. Bharath, and supervised by Sgt. (Ag.) Mitchell, Cpl. (Ag.) Gordon, Cpl (Ag.) Dhill. The investigations included WPC Moore, PC Cudjoe, PC Narine, PC Nicome, PC Elwin, PC Mykoo and WPC Bonnett with assistance from the Fraud Squad.