Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith says with­in the next two weeks over 140 po­lice of­fi­cers who work on the bor­ders of the south­west­ern penin­su­la will un­der­go poly­graph (lie de­tec­tor) tests. Grif­fith, who met with the of­fi­cers two weeks ago, ex­plained that the test was not an in­di­ca­tion of guilt but was meant to de­ter­mine whether the right set of peo­ple are placed in the zones where drug traf­fick­ing, gun run­ning, smug­gling and hu­man traf­fick­ing take place.

As Grif­fith moves to strength­en man­pow­er in the zones, he not­ed that the poly­graph test would be a key in­di­ca­tor to de­ter­mine whether of­fi­cers will re­main work­ing in the penin­su­la. “All of­fi­cers on the bor­der will be asked two ques­tions: Do you re­ceive re­mu­ner­a­tion for il­le­gal weapons and guns and hu­man traf­fick­ing? And are you aware of the in­di­vid­u­als in­volved but has not op­er­at­ed as a po­lice of­fi­cer to bring the per­pe­tra­tors to jus­tice?” Grif­fith re­vealed. He de­nied, how­ev­er, that the re­sults of the test will lead to the ter­mi­na­tion of any po­lice of­fi­cer.(Trinidad Guardian) …[+]