Praedial Larceny Squad

The Praedial Larceny Squad (PLS) was established in November 2013, the PLS of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries is charged with the responsibility to reduce the incidence of praedial larceny in the country through the implementation of various interdiction and suppression strategies including patrols, surveillance, arrests and prosecutions.

Officers attached to the PLS perform regular foot and mobile patrols within farming communities and markets, investigate reports and incidents of praedial larceny, interacts regularly with farmers and agricultural stakeholders and provide them with assistance and direction in respect to praedial larceny and participate in programmes and scheduled activities aimed at praedial larceny awareness.

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Praedial Larceny Squad Appointments at MALF

Praedial Larceny Squad Appointments at MALF The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries (MALF), recently appointed Mr. Murchinson Alexis and Mr. Brian Bruce to the positions of Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of the Praedial Larceny Squad (PLS), respectively.

Praedial Larceny Squad in the News

Farmers Safety Tips

Praedial Larceny Prevention Act

Read/download Praedial Larceny Prevention Act- 10.03

Contacting the Praedial Larceny Squad

Members of the public (inclusive of farmers and agricultural stakeholders) can contact the PLS at any of the following District Offices:



Centeno Estates, Caroni Arena

Road, El Carmen

Administration – 703-0888

Assistant Superintendent – 756-4122

Inspector (South/Central) – 703-0881



Farm Road St. Joseph




Carlsen Field, Chaguanas




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