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Tuesday 17 July 2018
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Young: Cops stopped gunmen

Stuart Young

Acting National Security Minister Stuart Young yesterday disclosed that police were able to stop more murders from happening.

Speaking in the Senate, Young said, “The first report I received this morning from the Deputy Commissioner of Police is that last night (Monday), they were able to prevent a number of individuals who were going out to commit crimes with firearms and suspected murders.”

Young, who has been acting National Security Minister since last Tuesday, continued, “So the Police Service is working. Between now and Carnival, we can expect to see a rise in the police presence in TT.”

He also disclosed that he met with the heads of the country’s various national security agencies on Monday. Young said all the country’s law enforcement agencies were working assiduously to try and reduce the number of murders in TT. He added, “This includes trying to reduce the number of guns in TT.”

Later in the sitting, Senate Vice-President Nigel De Freitas rejected an attempt by Opposition Senator Wade Mark to have the murder rate in TT debated as a matter on the adjournment of the Senate.

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