The TTPS’ Financial Intelligence Branch has been granted four detention orders to hold on to a quantity of local and foreign currencies, pending further investigations.
The money was seized during four searches in June 2021.
On June 9th, Customs and FIB officers searched a premises at Ghandi Village, Debe, during which time they found TT $2,140,768; US$54,064; Can $1,265; TT$3,000 in old cotton notes and a cheque for TT$6,000.
They also reportedly found several cartons of liquor, two firearms and 28 rounds of assorted ammunition, 47 cans of pepper spray, a Taser and documents.
Charges were laid against two men and a woman under the Firearms Act, with a Cash Detention Order subsequently obtained to allow the continuation of a financial investigation.
The order expires on September 10th, 2021.
Meanwhile on June 18th, a search warrant was executed at Goodwood, Tobago where officers reportedly found revolver, two rounds of ammunition, a 16-gauge cartridge, TT $21,346 and US $8.
Two persons were detained and the money was handed over to the FIB.
A cash Detention Order is in effect until September 21st, 2021.
On June 19th, officers executed a search warrant at Bon Accord, Tobago, in relation to housebreaking and larceny.
The officers found TT$22,063 for which the two occupants could not account.
The cash was seized in accordance with the Proceeds Of Crime Act and handed over to the FIB for further investigations.
A cash Detention Order is in effect until September 22nd, 2021, with two persons are under probe.
On June 26th, officers from the Professional Standards Bureau executed a search warrant at St John Road, Avocat, as part of an investigation of misbehaviour in public office against a police officer.
The officer was not home, but the police found TT$91,322, US$1,130, and other currencies.
A cash Detention order was obtained and expires on September 30th, 2021.
Two persons are the subject of this continuing investigation.