Drone technology helps police pursue and arrest suspects of firearm possession

Drone technology deployed by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service’s Air Support Unit, assisted officers of the Northern Eastern Division Task Force, in the pursuit and subsequent arrest of three suspects during an anti-crime exercise in the Las Cuevas district yesterday.

The exercise was conducted around 5 pm, on Wednesday 14th February, 2018.

During the exercise, a search warrant was executed at a house located at St. Michael’s Village, Las Cuevas.

The drone, which was employed during the search, guided officers to two of the suspects who were seen fleeing the property.

A third suspect was arrested on the premises.

The drone was utilized for situational awareness to guide the officers in their pursuit of the men, resulting in their subsequent capture.

One Tanfoglio pistol, one Jericho pistol, one Taurus revolver, two magazines containing 28 rounds of .9mm ammunition and five rounds of .38mm ammunition, were found in a black case, which was in the possession of one of the suspects.

A Segur Protek pump action shotgun and 750 grammes of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $7,500, were found in nearby bushes.

The three male suspects; a 19-year-old, 27-year-old and 45-year-old, all of the Las Cuevas area, were arrested in connection with the finds.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Surrendra Sagramsingh and ASP (Ag.) Michael Sooker, spearheaded by Sgt. Sterlyn Taylor and Cpl Shiraz Ali, and included officers of the Coastal Patrol Unit and Maracas Bay Police Station.

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