Valencia man held for shotguns hidden under sofa

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 16:00

One man was arrested and two homemade shotguns and a pistol seized during an anti-crime exercise by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, East, in the Valencia district yesterday.

The exercise, coordinated by Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ag. McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Snr. Supt.(Ag.) Michael Daniel, was conducted between 12 pm to 6:30 pm, on Monday 15th January, 2018.

Acting on information the officers proceeded to KP Lands, Valencia, where they executed a search warrant at the home of a 22-year-old man.

A search of the premises resulted in the two shotguns being discovered hidden under a sofa.

A black and silver pistol, loaded with a magazine containing five rounds of 9mm ammunition, were found to be in the possession of the suspect.

The man was arrested in connection with the finds.