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Trinidad: $236 Million in Drugs Seized, 7,269 Arrests during State of Emergency

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 24, 2011

Above: Minister of National Security Brigadier John Sandy addressing a press conference during the emergency. Others, from left: Chief of Defence Staff Brigader Kenrick Maharaj; Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Commissioner of Police Dr Dwayne Gibbs (Photo: TGISL)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Since the start of Trinidad’s State of Emergency, there have been 7,269 arrests and $236 million in drugs seized, according to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

Bissessar made the revelations during a statement about an alleged assassination attempt against her and members of the government that police reportedly foiled.

The $236 million total represents drugs seized or destroyed, along with 13,183 rounds of ammunition.

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