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Trinidad and Tobago

Yearbook 2011

Trinidad and Tobago. According to Countryaah official site, a limited state of emergency was introduced in several areas in August in an attempt to put a stop to a violent crime wave. The decision was made when eleven murders had been committed in just a few days. According to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the murders were triggered by the police making several huge seizures of drugs, resulting in multimillion losses for drug leagues. The state of emergency meant a curfew at night and increased powers for the police to intervene in criminal suspicion.

2011 Trinidad and Tobago

In November, police said they had revealed plans to murder Persad-Bissesses. Twelve people were arrested, including several military and police. The prime minister himself considered that the murder plans were a direct result of the state of emergency. She also promised to continue to take a hard look at organized crime.

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