Three men due in court on charges under Anti-Gang Legislation


    Three men are due in court today to answer charges under the Anti-Gang Legislation.

    The TTPS, in a media release, says they are all charged for counselling a gang contrary to section 9 (d) of the Act, while two are facing an additional charge of being gang leaders.

    It says the charges were laid following advice from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, yesterday.

    Police Commissioner Gary Griffith points out that these arrests were made after several months of intense investigations.

    He says the Anti-Gang Act is a technical but effective legislation that can help law enforcement agencies and more specifically, the police in reducing gang activity.

    In fact, Commissioner Griffith says “with this bill along with other operations and intelligence tools, we will be able to disrupt gang-activity which has been a catalyst for homicides.”

    He says he intends to take a personal interest in persons who call themselves leaders, and will use this anti-gang legislation “to apprehend and lead them to their cells where they will lose their perceived ranks.”

    Meanwhile, the Top Cop is calling on the public for information on the whereabouts of Akido Williams also known as ‘Sunday’ of Basilon Street in Port of Spain, a person of interest in ongoing investigations.