Family of four arrested

Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 16:00

A family of four was arrested during an anti-crime exercise in St. Joseph this morning.

The following is a press release by the TTPS:

A family of four was arrested and pistol and a quantity of marijuana seized, by officers of the Northern Division Task Force Area West, during an anti-crime exercise in the St. Joseph district this morning. 

The exercise, which included officers of the St. Joseph Police Station and the Special Intelligence Unit, was conducted between 12:05am and 5:30am, on Tuesday 21st November, 2017.

Acting on information, officers went to a house at Lyndon Street, Curepe, where a pistol loaded with a magazine containing eight rounds of 9mm ammunition and 100 grammes of marijuana were found.

A family of four, comprising a 17-year-old boy, a 53-year-old woman, and two men, a 26-year-old and a 20-year-old, all of the same address, was arrested in connection with the finds.

The officers the proceeded to the Maracas, St. Joseph, home of a 23- year-old man, where they found two kilogrammes of marijuana.

The drug has an estimated street value of $20,000.

The man was arrested in connection with the find and is expected to be charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking

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