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4 Officers Suspended, 11 Transferred in DSS ‘Sou-Sou’ Probe

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FOUR policemen, including two senior officers, have been suspended as part of the ongoing DSS sou-sou probe.

And 11 officers have been transferred as investigations continue into the return of $22 million in cash after a raid at the DSS located at Kathleen Warner Drive, La Horquetta, on September 22.

According to a release on Thursday by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the money was taken from the house and on September 23, 2020 “handed back to a man who has been described as the founder of the DSS – commonly referred to as ‘Drugs Sou Sou.’”

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith said based on preliminary investigations, it had become necessary to suspend the four policemen, two of them being senior officers.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith. Photo: Azlan Mohammed

He directed that four others be transferred out of the Northern Division and the other seven, all Special Reserve Police Officers, be transferred to Northern Division Area West, the release stated.

Griffith said the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) was mandated to carry out the investigations into the return of the money.

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Acting on the advice of the investigators, Griffith has directed that certain persons be removed from the investigations to allow the entire probe to be conducted in the most transparent manner.

The investigations are being spearheaded by a team under the supervision of Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police (Intelligence and Investigations), Mc Donald Jacob, the release stated.

 

 

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