The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service seized pharmaceuticals, electrical and food items during raids at three supermarkets in San Fernando yesterday. The following is a press release from the TTPS:

Officers of the Southern Division, Multi- Agency Task Force joined with several State agencies and seized a quantity of pharmaceuticals, electrical and food items during raids at supermarkets in San Fernando yesterday, Tuesday, 7th September, 2021. Based on information received, inspections were conducted at a supermarket at the Southland Mall, Cross Crossing, and the following items were seized for failing the minimum standards for electrical items:
18 Ming GE Hair Dryers
2 Surker Hair Dryers
102 Saba Stainless Steel Cook pots
6 Anti-Surge outlets
9 Soldering Irons
32 six-outlets power surge protectors
1 Glue Gun

Inspectors from the Food and Drugs Division also seized the following items for failing to have the required approval:
4 packets of Black Ants pills
8 Eight packets of Chinese sausages
34 tins of pork

As the exercise continued and the Multi- Agency Task Force proceeded to another supermarket at Market Street, Marabella, and the following items were seized:
14 tins of Black Ants tablets
1 tin Black Ants King
4 tins of Africa Black Ants
1 pack of CPM tablets
4 tubes of Candid B cream
12 packets of NyQuil
11 Santi- scalper erection capsules
85 500mg methanol
3 boxes of Day Quil
1 box Overlord capsules

The officers also observed a gambling machine adapted for play whe, with play whe charts and play whe slips with $28,049TT at the premises.
The Financial Investigations Branch (FIB) is conducting inquires as it relates to illegal gambling and money laundering. Additionally, the following items were seized under the Tobacco Control Act 30:04:
4,420 Ultima cigarettes
474 Ganesh Mangalore Beedies
4 cases of Magnum wine
50 boxes of wrapping paper package as note pad

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Cooper and Supt. Smith in collaboration with Snr Supt Lucia Winchester, ASP Haynes, in conjunction with the Customs and Excise Division, Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards, the Tobacco Control Unit, the Ministry of Health, Occupational Health and Safety, and the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service.