By Fareeza Haniff
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told reporters on Friday, July 24 that there is a protection structure in place at the Ministry of Public Security, which will be activated when needed.
“If people are prepared to come and provide information to us that will lead to the capture of these criminals and so on, certainly we will provide the kind of protection for them because people who give the information, what you call them? Whistle blowers…we will provide the kind of protection that is needed,” the Minister of State said.
Harmon however made it clear that government will not provide any security for those persons are involved in the criminal enterprise.
“Persons who are part of the criminal enterprise… involved or engaged in killing people… then they will have to face the music too. So we are prepared to give the kind of protection to persons who are going to give us the information that will lead us to the arrest of these criminals that will get to the intellectual authors of crime.”
Only recently, former policeman, Sean Hinds confessed to being part of the death squad, which was responsible for murdering a number of armed criminals during the 2002/2003 crime wave.
While Hinds never actually confessed to killing anyone, he claims to have knowledge of those who did, including high ranking police officials. The government has since made it clear that Hinds will not be granted amnesty in return for any information.