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Police: Ammunition seizures up 69%, firearms 9%

For the period January 1st, 2018 to April 16th, 2018, the Trinidad and Tobago Police (TTPS) Service has recorded a 69% increase in the seizure of ammunition and a 9% increase in firearm seizures, when compared to the same period in 2017.

During the 2017 period, 3,199 assorted rounds of ammunition were found and/or seized by the TTPS, while the 2018 period saw 5,391 assorted rounds of ammunition being discovered and/or seized.

Firearm seizures in 2017 resulted in 277 weapons being taken off the streets when compared to the 302 seized for the period under review in 2018.

Five foreign nationals charged with gun & ammunition possession

Five foreign nationals are expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The accused were arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Erin district, over the weekend.

Robert Martinnez, 30, of the Dominican Republic, and Michael Herrera, 27; Angel Bravo, 24; Adrian Arzolay, 23; and Roger Maijas, 23; all of Venezuela, were arrested by officers of the Erin Police Station, on Saturday 14th April, 2018.

Four teenaged sisters among six arrested on gun, ammunition offences

Six persons including four teenaged sisters are arrested and a gun and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Maloney district, on Tuesday.

The exercise, spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and supervised by Sgt. Ishmael Pitt, was conducted, between 8 pm on Tuesday and 1 am on Wednesday.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to an apartment in Maloney Gardens, where they executed a search, which resulted in one Smith and Wesson revolver loaded with four rounds of .38 ammunition being seized.

Revolver, ammunition found hidden under coconut branches

A revolver and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by officers of the Penal Police Station during an anti-crime exercise, in the Cedros district, yesterday.

Police said in a statement that officers conducted the exercise around 2:30 pm on Monday 9th April, 2018, during which, based on information, they proceeded to an open area at Constance Estate, Icacos Village, where they found one Smith and Wesson revolver and five rounds of .38mm special ammunition, wrapped in a green jersey, hidden under some coconut branches.

No one was arrested in connection with the find.

Army-issued ammunition found in Cunupia

A quantity of army issued ammunition was discovered by officers of the Stolen Vehicles Squad during an anti-crime exercise, in the Central division, yesterday.

Officers conducted the exercise between 8 am and 12:25 pm on Thursday 5th April, 2018, during which, based on information, they proceeded to an abandoned lot along Tamarind Drive, Jerningham Junction, Cunupia, where they found 60 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition and 50 rounds of 9mm ammunition, all bearing ‘TTR’ markings.

No one was arrested in connection with the find.

Freeport man arrested after police find quantity of ammunition

A Freeport man was arrested and a quantity of ammunition found by officers of the Freeport Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise in Freeport on Monday.

The officers conducted the exercise, which was supervised Insp. (Ag.) Dane James, between 5 am and 2 pm on Monday 2nd April, 2018.

During the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at the Siewdass Road, Freeport home of a 44-year-old man.

There, they seized a black plastic packet, containing five rounds of .38mm ammunition, concealed under the suspect’s bed.

Ammunition found at abandoned Enterprise structure

A quantity of ammunition was discovered by officers of the Central Division Operations Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, in the district, yesterday.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Inraj Balram, supervised by ASP (Ag.) Richard Smith, was conducted between 8 am and 1 pm on Monday 2nd April, 2018.

Acting on information, officers proceeded to an abandoned concrete structure at Circular Drive, Enterprise, where they found a black plastic bag containing 13 rounds of 5.56 ammunition.

No one was arrested in connection with the find.

Police find ammunition, marijuana in La Horquetta

A pistol and quantities of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the La Horquetta Police, during an anticrime exercise, conducted in the La Horquetta district this morning, police said in a statement.

Officers conducted the exercise around 6:20 am during which they proceeded to Marjorie Padmore Street, Phase 2, La Horquetta, where they conducted a search of a bushy area.

The search resulted in a pistol, two rounds of .38mm ammunition and 350 grammes of marijuana being discovered in a plastic bag.

The drug has an estimated street value of $3,500.

Arouca man arrested with ammunition, marijuana

One man was arrested and quantities of ammunition and marijuana seized, by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Arouca district, over the weekend.

Officers were on mobile patrol in Windy Hill, Arouca, around 5:20 pm, on Saturday, when they observed a man walking along the roadway, acting in a suspicious manner.

The man was stopped and a search conducted.

The search resulted in 30 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition and 10 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, as well as 50 grammes of marijuana, being discovered in his possession.

Man leaves bag of ammo behind after running away from police

A quantity of assorted ammunition was discovered by officers of the Stolen Vehicles Squad, during an anti-crime exercise in the Woodbrook district, early this morning.

Officers were on mobile patrol along Rosalino Street, Woodbrook, around 12:45am, on Tuesday 13th March, 2018, when they observed a man walking along the roadway.

Upon seeing the officers, the man jumped over a wall and made his escape.

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