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 Scrap Iron Dealer Arrested: 60 Stolen Pipes Found

Iron beams. Photo: TTPS

Scrap Iron Dealer Arrested: 60 Stolen Pipes Found

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By Prior Beharry

A 33-year-old Chaguanas scrap iron dealer has been arrested for stealing iron beams and electrical pipes from a compound of the Ministry of Works and Transport in Caroni.

A release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) stated that a 36-year-old Sangre Grande man has also been held.

They were arrested and a quantity of materials belonging to the MOWT which was reported stolen was recovered by officers of the Central Division.

Electrical pipes. Photo: TTPS

The TTPS stated that an employee of the ministry reported to the police that he last saw nine iron beams, 60 electrical steel pipes, two excavator buckets, one 18-inch one-way valve pipe and six pieces of overhanging beams on the secured compound of the MOWT in Caroni, around 3 pm, on Friday July 29, 2022.

He said when he returned around 6.30 pm, on August 2, 2022, the materials were missing.

A report was made to the Caroni Police Station and a party of officers conducted intensive investigations into the matter.

Based on information received, officers proceeded to a scrap iron business in the Cunupia district, where they found the stolen materials.


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