POLICE arrest 25 people for breaching Covid-19 regulations in El Socorro on Sunday night.
Officers said some were bathing in an inflatable pool.
A release of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said the 25 were arrested for breach of the curfew and the Public Health Regulations during an Operation Strike Back 3 exercise.
The exercise was conducted by officers of the North-Eastern Division Task Force between 7.15 pm and 11 pm on Sunday 1st August, 2021, and was spearheaded by actingACP Andy Belfon, acting Snr Supt Winston Maharaj, acting Supt Ramjohn, ASP Pariman and Insp Bharath.
Officers were on patrol when they observed a large group of people inside an inflatable pool at an open area at Burke Terrace.
There was also a nearby table with several open bottles of alcohol and a number of persons standing on the roadway, police said.
Upon seeing the officers, several persons ran off into an apartment in the building.
The officers went to the apartment and a total of 25 persons, ages 21 to 39 years old, were arrested for breach of the Public Health Ordinance Regulations and the Emergency Powers Regulations.
One man escaped by climbing over a wall at the compound.
A warrant is to be issued for his arrest for escaping lawful custody.