Although police officers arrested a total of 90 men from Duncan, George and Nelson Streets in a joint police/ army raid on Sunday, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Glen Hackett, admitted to not being able to lock down the entire East Port of Spain area.
The Senior policeman who headed the exercise, said this was due to limited manpower. Nevertheless, the police were able to nab the 90, for a variance of offences including; gun and ammunition possession, outstanding warrants, shooting with intent, wounding, issuing threats my menaces, the illegal occupation of Housing Development Corporation (HDC) apartments and murder.
Assistant Commissioner Hackett said the approximately 300 police officers, were supported by 100 soldiers
The police said part of the reason behind the raid was as a result of the increased incidents of murder and shootings in East Port of Spain.