Philipsburg:--- An inspector from the department of Public Works (VROMI) was arrested early Wednesday morning by local detectives. Reliable information reaching SMN News states that detectives arrested Shirnon Trinidad at the Belvedere Community Center while he was participating in a class.
Sources say that at least five investors filed complaints against Trinidad for making certain deals with them which they paid him for but he could not deliver what he promised the investors. The source said the investors filed the complaint with someone at the Health Department and that person filed the complaint with the relevant Minister and police. The source said that at least one more inspector from the department is under the police radar as they continue to investigate the corruption case. SMN News further understands that Trinidad and the other inspector from VROMI works closely and they are also good friends.
SMN News further learnt that the head of the Inspection Department always had suspicion over Trinidad due to his behavior. It is not known if the department head ever reported his subordinate to his superiors.
SMN News learnt that Shirnon Trinidad just recently began working at VROMI and he was aiming at the department head's position. Wednesday's arrest is not the first of its kind. Some two years ago a similar incident took place and one of VROMI's inspectors was also arrested.
Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos confirmed that the police are busy investigating a corruption case and the suspect was arrested.
It should be noted that the SOAB indicated in their report that corruption was widespread within the department of VROMI. SOAB made specific referrence to the inspectors at the inpection department which they said were making shady deals with investors.