Trinidad and Tobago fears an imminent escalation of gang violence and criminal activity which meant that the police chief hauled in certain people to help cool the situation.
This follows numerous WhatsApp messages purporting to such activities, which circulated which caused fear and panic in communities and led hundreds of worried people notifying the police.
Gary Griffith, the Commissioner of Police, met with several persons of interest over the weekend telling them that the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and security forces will respond quickly if there are any attempts to escalate gang-related criminal activity in the country. Security chiefs held a meeting and then took in several people into the Besson Street and St Joseph Police Stations. Griffith visited both police stations, where he issued a stern warning to them.