The Port-of-Spain City Police is issuing a stern warning to burgesses about its zero-tolerance approach to littering in the Capital.
This comes as three persons have been charged for littering in the city within the past 48 hours.
Among them is a 71-year-old man who was caught red-handed by officers of the Port-of-Spain City Police who were on mobile patrol along Park Street yesterday.
The man was seen tossing a Styrofoam cup into a drain.
Meanwhile, on January 20, 2021, two men were also arrested and charged for littering during a law enforcement exercise along Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain.
All three were granted station bail in the amount of $500.
They were charged under Section Three of the Litter Act, Chapter 30:52 and will appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on March 22, 2021.
The Act states that any person who commits an offence may be taken into custody without a warrant by any constable, by any litter prevention warden, or by any person a warden may call to his aid and conveyed to the nearest police station to be dealt with according to law.