A police officer who reported his gun stolen after he gave a stranger “a drop” is now being investigated by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB).
According to a police report, the police constable said his personal firearm was stolen from his vehicle which was involved in a minor accident on Sunday.
A Peytonville man is currently in police custody for possession of a firearm, a quantity of ammunition and marijuana, after being arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Carapo and Peytonville districts.
The 23-year-old, of Wall Street, Peytonville, was arrested around 5:32 pm, on Thursday 17th May, 2018, by officers of the La Horquetta Crime Patrol Unit, after a search warrant was executed at his home.
During the search, officers discovered one Smith and Wesson pistol and 14 rounds of 9mm ammunition hidden in an old stove in the house.
A pistol and a magazine, which were reported stolen earlier this month, were recovered by officers of the Northern Division Special Investigations Unit (NDSIU) during an anti-crime exercise in the St. Joseph district yesterday.
The 76-year-old victim, of Valsayn South, reported to police that around 3:00 pm on Thursday 18th January, 2018, he was robbed at gunpoint outside him home by a lone gunman.
A Point Fortin man is due to appear before a Point Fortin Magistrate today, charged with possession of firearm and ammunition.
Maquille Erasto, 22, of Fanny Village, Point Fortin, was held by officers of the Point Fortin CID during an anti-crime exercise in the district around 6:15 am on Monday 13th November, 2017.
Acting on information, officers proceeded to Sunset Beach, Fanny Village, where they stopped and searched the suspect.
The search resulted in the pistol, along with a magazine containing two rounds of 9mm ammunition being found in his possession.
A Couva couple is expected to appear in court today for possessing a firearm, ammunition, and drugs. The following is a media statement by the TTPS:
A Couva couple is expected to appear before a Couva Magistrate today, charged with possession of firearm, ammunition and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Police have seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in an anti-crime exercise.
The Police Service issued the following statement today:
"Port of Spain Division – firearm, ammunition seized
Between the hours of 5:00am to 11:00am on Friday 12th August 2016, CplMarajh along with a party of officers attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team and Duncan Street Police Post acted upon information received and proceeded to a bushy area in Commonwealth Drive, Nelson Street, Freeport where they conducted a search.
Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in Central Trinidad with an unlicensed firearm and six rounds of ammunition.
A statement from the police says the arrest was made after police intercepted a vehicle in Claxton Bay.
The following is the statement from the police.
"In keeping with the Ministry of National Security’s drive to strengthen law enforcement operations to more efficiently combat crime, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) conducted overnight anti-crime operations that resulted in the following successes: