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Four people who took a risk and went to lime at Mayaro beach have been arrested and charged by the police.
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The two couples were held in two separate incidents during exercises which took place between 11 am and 3 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm on Saturday.
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The exercises were headed by Snr Supt Joseph Chandool, supervised by acting Insp Ramkissoon and included acting Sgt Narine, PCs Baran and Verasammy, as well as officers of the Mayaro Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and Task Force.
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In the first incident, the officers arrested a 23-year-old man of St Joseph and his 22-year-old female friend of Chaguanas. They were both charged with violating the Emergency Powers Regulations and will appear virtually at the Mayaro Magistrates’ Court today.
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In a separate incident, a 33-year-old Rio Claro woman and a 55-year-old man from Princes Town were also charged for breach of the regulations. Police said they were taking a drink at the beach. They were charged with breaching the Emergency Powers Regulations and consuming alcohol in a public place during the State of Emergency. They will appear in court on Tuesday.
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Meanwhile, police also arrested a 33-year-old man of Plaisance, Mayaro, after he was allegedly found with one round of nine-millimetre ammunition. His matter is also scheduled to be heard on today.