T&T Government seeks international assistance in investigating Drug Sou Sou Scheme

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, being concerned about the national security implications of the recent seizure and subsequent release of millions of dollars in cash and associated matters surrounding the Drug Sou Sou Scheme (DSS), has sought international expert assistance for the on-going investigations.

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P., advises that the Government of Barbados has written him confirming that two senior and experienced members of the Royal Barbados Police Force will be coming to Trinidad and Tobago early next week to assist in the investigations surrounding the DSS scheme.

Minister Young further advises, that he has been in contact with the National Crime Agency in Great Britain (NCA) and has requested the NCA’s assistance with respect to the investigation into the DSS scheme. The Government is currently awaiting the NCA’s proposal in response to its request.

These investigators, will join the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) on arrival in this country.

The Ministry of National Security will continue to provide updates as appropriate.