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Trinidad: BUJU ‘BLUNDER’ LAST STRAW-Police intelligence to be revamped

THE Police Service’s intelligence arm will be revamped.

One of the changes will see the establishment of a special unit to deal with foreign criminality in TT. Police Commissioner Gary Griffith made this disclosure yesterday, confirming an earlier statement by National Security Minister Stuart Young. Griffith said the Organised Crime Intelligence Unit will be restructured into various sub-units, comprising police officers dealing with specific types of intelligence.

The foreign criminal sub-unit will handle crimes involving all foreign nationals. Griffith identified human trafficking and gambling as examples of crimes this sub-unit will look at. Full details will be provided at a news conference on Wednesday. In its current form, Griffith said the service’s intelligence arm has been saddled with numerous challenges in providing proper intelligence. While he was giving the OCIU a chance to get its act together, Griffith said, “The Buju (Banton) blunder was the last straw.”

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