The man seen in a recent social media post threatening and abusing a woman has been arrested by officers of the Special Operations Response Team and the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department.
The suspect, a 31-year-old of Ramai Trace, Debe, was held during an anti- crime exercise conducted under the supervision of Senior Superintendent Zamsheed Mohammed, around 2:30pm, today at a house in Reform Village, Gasparillo.
Upon receiving information on the viral social media post last night, Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith immediately contacted the relevant agencies to launch an investigation into the matter, which resulted in the swift capture of the suspect today.
The victim, a 19-year-old Venezuelan national, who is reportedly the suspect’s girlfriend, is said to be warded at hospital in a stable condition.
Eight Venezuelan nationals, four males and four females, who are in the country illegally, were found in the house at the time of the exercise and also arrested.