Twelve men were arrested during a police exercise in Maloney yesterday.
The following is a press release from the TTPS:

An Operation Strike Back 3 exercise conducted in Maloney yesterday resulted in the arrest of 12 men and the seizure of one firearm, and a quantity of ammunition and drugs. One AR-15 rifle, a PMAG D-60 drum magazine, 48 rounds of 5.56 ammunition and five kilogrammes of marijuana, were seized during the execution of seven search warrants in the area.

Three men were arrested in connection with the find. Enquiries are continuing. Additional arrests during the exercise included that of a 28-year-old man from Maloney Gardens for possession of six rounds of ammunition. He is also assisting police in relation to a report of wounding that occurred earlier this year. A 22-year-old man, as well as a 32-year-old soldier attached to the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, both of Maloney Gardens, were also arrested in relation to separate incidents that occurred earlier this year.

Six other persons ranging in age from 19 to 37, all of Maloney Gardens were arrested for assembling to gamble and breach of curfew. Enquiries are ongoing. The exercise which was conducted between the hours of 5 pm and 12 am was coordinated by ACP Andy Belfon, Snr Supt Ramdeen, and Supt Powder. It was supervised by Insp Highly and Ag Cpl Ali and included officers attached to the Maloney Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Canine Unit, Northern Division Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and the Northern Division Gang Unit.