A Trincity man is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate on Monday 18th June, 2018, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Jamal Walcott, aka ‘Hot Dog’, a 23-year-old of West Dinsley Gardens, Trincity, was arrested by officers of the Northern Division Task Force Area Central, during an anti-crime exercise in the Arouca district on Tuesday 13th June, 2018.
The exercise took place between 12:00pm and 6:00pm, and was supervised by ASP (Ag.) Mervin Edwards and Sgt. Ishmael Pitt.
During the exercise, officers observed a man behaving suspiciously along 9th Street, Dinsley Gardens.
The man attempted to escape, but was held a short distance away.
A search resulted in officers discovering one Tangfolio pistol, loaded with a magazine containing 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Walcott was subsequently arrested and conveyed to the Arouca Police Station and charged by PC Narvin Baboolal.