Twelve persons were arrested and charged for the offence of gathering in a public space in two separate incidents at bars.
The arrests were made during an anti-crime exercise in Marabella yesterday between 2 pm and 6 pm. Gilbert Brewster, 84, Norbert Garcia, 77, Mario Salandy, 49, Maniram Dookie, 56, Roger Samaroo, 29, Harrida Bachan, 28, Lalchan Manuel, 58, Calvin Tambie, 50, Kumar Kamal, 57, Keith Joseph, 57, Tameeka Simmons, 34 and Emily Feng, 33, were arrested in two separate incidents at bars located on Tarouba Road and Union Road in Marabella.
Emilt Feng the owner of one of the bars was also charged with aiding and abetting. Feng was released on a $15,000 bond, while the other 11 suspects were all granted bail for $10,000 and will all appear at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on November 10th.
Snr Supt Yusuff Gaffar, of the Southern Division, noted that exercises of this nature will continue throughout the division and urged citizens to obey the law regarding gathering in public spaces in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The exercise was supervised by Insp (Ag) Santana, coordinated by Sgt Ifil and Cpl Burke, and included officers from the Marabella Police Station, Marabella CID, Southern Division Task Force and the K-9 Unit
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