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Trinidad: 4 Men Arrested in Plot to Violently Disrupt T&T Carnival

PORT OF SPAIN – Police in Trinidad and Tobago have arrested four men in connection with a plot to disrupt Carnival celebrations next week, and while they have not revealed the nature of the plan, advisories issued by two foreign governments suggest it was terror related.

At an urgent media briefing yesterday, Assistant Superintendent Michael Jackman said the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) had “unearthed credible information” of a threat to disrupt the twin-island republic’s highly anticipated Carnival activities.

“The information received is going through intelligence gathering,” he said.

Jackman said several suspects were detained and were being interviewed, but police were also pursuing other leads.

“The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service gives the assurance to residents and visitors alike that the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service supported by the partner agency, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, will be providing the necessary security and safety arrangements for Carnival 2018 to be effectively enjoyed by all,” he sought to assure.

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