Ten people were arrested for various offences—including conducting an illegal gaming house—during anti-crime exercises conducted by the Northern Division’s Major Operations Unit, on Thursday 6 August 2020.

According to a release issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), two of the ten were held for conducting an illegal gaming house, while the remaining eight were brought in on the following charges:

■ Possession of cocaine

■ Being found in an area where dangerous drugs are used, and

■ Possession of apparatus

The TTPS release also reports that on Thursday night, officers on the anti-crime exercise discovered and seized one black Springfield USA firearm with one magazine containing four rounds of .40 ammunition.

According to police reports, the officers obtained intelligence that led them to Edna Hill, Windy Hill, Arima. There, they searched a wooden shack and found and seized the illegal firearm and ammunition.

The illegal firearm and ammunition seized by police during the anti-crime exercise in Arima, on Thursday 6 August 2020. (Image: TTPS)

The TTPS notes the anti-crime exercise included officers of the Major Operations Unit, coordinated by Snr. Superintendent Ramkhalawan, Asst. Superintendent Gyan, Ag. Inspector Pitt and supervised by Ag. Cpl Ali, Ag. Cpl Gordon and PC Hall.