Twelve persons were arrested and charged for the offence of the gathering of more than five persons in a public space in two separate incidents at bars.
The arrests were made during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Marabella between 2pm and 6pm on Friday.
The partygoers, aged 29 to 84, were arrested in two separate incidents at bars located on Tarouba Road and Union Road in Marabella.
Emily Feng, the owner of one of the bars, was also charged with aiding and abetting.
She was released on a $15,000 bond, while the other 11 suspects were all granted bail in the amount of $10,000 and will all appear at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday November 10.
Snr Supt Yusuff Gaffar, of the Southern Division, noted that exercises of this nature will continue throughout the division and urged citizens to obey the law regarding gathering in public spaces in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The exercise was supervised by Insp (Ag) Santana, coordinated by Sgt Ifill and Cpl Burke, and included officers from the Marabella Police Station, Marabella CID, Southern Division Task Force and the K-9 Unit.