Wednesday, July 14, 2004

TT: Fed up of crime

So folks are dropping the dime on criminals and their activities.

WITH $195 million in illegal drugs seized, $1.2 million in stolen property recovered, 1,727 police investigations cleared, 412 persons arrested and charged, 38 firearms and 107 rounds of ammunition seized to date, Crime Stoppers is taking a major bite out of crime in Trinidad and Tobago. This was the opinion expressed by Crime Stoppers general manager Devrol Dupigny, when he addressed a breakfast meeting at the TT Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Westmoorings yesterday.

In addition, Dupigny told the gathering Crime Stoppers had received a total of 10,386 calls, 5,233 tips and its information had cleared 711 offences and resulted in the destruction of 18,000 marijuana trees. Among the recent Crime Stoppers successes listed by Dupigny were the arrests of three persons involved in the abduction of four-year-old Saada Singh, the seizure of over $13 million worth of cocaine in Bacolet, Tobago, and the seizure of 198 kilos of marijuana. For the period April through June, Dupigny said Crime Stoppers received 117 reports for narcotics (29 persons arrested and charged), 66 reports for firearms (seven persons arrested and charged), four reports for kidnapping (three persons arrested and charged) and four reports for rape/sexual intercourse with a female between 14-16 years of age.

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