Crime Spotlight

In the interest of ensuring that our communities are aware of issues relating to crime, Crime Stoppers often highlights specific offences for which information is needed by the police. We also occasionally run national campaigns and provide general education on general types of criminal activities to keep our public informed.

Help Us with Our Campaign

Here we frequently highlight various offences and encourage the public to provide information anonymously. Here are some of our campaigns.

Run The Guns From Your Community

Most of the violent crimes and murders in our country take place with the use of illegal firearms. One illegal firearm is associated with countless crimes. Remove illegal firearms from our communities. If you know of the whereabouts of illegal guns, of shipments arriving or have suspicions of these, safely report these anonymously through Crime Stoppers and “Run The Guns from Your Community”. Call 800-TIPS NOW! or report anonymously online right here.

Stop Illicit Cigarettes

Illicit cigarettes contribute to the supply of illegal firearms, human trafficking, money laundering and annually rob our country of more than TT$ 30M in revenue. Cigarettes are among the most common illicitly traded products in the world. This is because it is relatively easy to produce, the profit margins are high and both detection rates and penalties are considerably low.

As a trader you may knowingly or unknowingly sell illicit cigarettes. Similarly, as a consumer you may knowingly purchase cigarettes you suspect may be illicit. However the profits from such transactions fund the killing of innocent persons.

Call 800-TIPS NOW and report illicit cigarettes or cigarettes you suspect may be illicit.

Fake pharmaceuticals can kill. Like cigarettes the profits from fake drugs are used to fund criminal activity. Fake drugs are normally of inferior quality and contain the incorrect proportion or no active ingredients. In some cases products containing harmful substances such as cement have been found in illicit pharmaceuticals.

If you have any doubts about the medication do not buy it but enquire about it from the authorized supplier. Call 800-TIPS NOW and report illicit pharmaceuticals or medication you suspect may be illicit.

More on fake pharmaceuticals

The United Nations Office of Drug and Crime defines human trafficking as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people through force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them for profit” the department further states, “ Men, women and children of all ages and from all backgrounds can become victims of this crime, which occurs in every region of the world”.

Trinidad and Tobago is not isolated from this serious crime. The Ministry of National Security, Counter Trafficking Unit provides significant details about this ugly crime here.bCall 800-TIPS and report any suspicious activities that may prevent someone from being trafficked and exploited today. In an emergency call the police for immediate action at 999.

To help you keep your community safe we provide tips on how neighbours can work together to prevent criminal activity in their areas. We encourage neighbours to form Neighbourhood Watch Groups and actively look out for one other.

You can request an introductory virtual meeting where we explain to your neighbourhood the way these groups operate and provide strategies your community may use to help keep your community safe. Click here for more information and to set up such a meeting.

Can You Help Us?

You may have heard something about the cases below. Any bit if information you have can be of use to the police as they continue to investigate these matters. Send Crime Stoppers a tip now and help us to solve these outstanding matters.