Trinidad and Tobago steps up efforts to stomp out criminal activities

Trinidad’s National Security Minister Stuart Young.

National Security Minister Stuart Young warned criminals Friday (Oct 4) that the authorities were on a mission to “push you back” as Operation Strike Back II, involving various arms of the security agencies, moved into another gear.

“Operation Strike Back II will be sustained over the next five months and will deal specifically with certain Divisions where statistics, intelligence and information show are prone to gang activity,” Young said.

Young, accompanied by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith and Chief of Defence Staff Air Commodore Darryl Daniel, visited members involved in the new initiative.

Young said that “through this operation, we are letting the criminal elements know that using proper planning and the proper use of intelligence and information we have dedicated additional resources to push you back”.