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T&T’s top cop cancels vacation

Regional 07 Oct, 2020 Follow News

Gary Griffith Jr was under pressure not to go away for a month

Trinidad and Tobago Police Commissioner Gary Griffith Jr cancelled his controversial month long vacation last Thursday, the day before he was due to go on leave.

Griffith was under immense pressure to stay because of a myriad of problems in the country but he intended to go to Ireland and England to watch his 17-year-old son, Gary III, in tryouts for professional football teams.

Griffith said that after conferring with Stuart Young, Minister of National Security, they concluded that it’s just not a good time for him to be out of the country.

“Because of the present situation that is ongoing as it pertains to a very serious investigation that may involve senior officers in the TTPS and the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF), it may not be the right time for me to go on vacation,” Griffith said. The investigation Griffith referred to is the alleged pyramid scheme called ‘Drugs Sou Sou’. Preliminary inquiries have revealed that senior police officers could be involved.

With over TT$22 million (KY$2.7m) allegedly involved as part of the scheme, Griffith said he’s needed on the island.

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