During an anti-crime exercise conducted during the period Friday 4th February, 2022, to Monday 7th February, 2022, thirty persons were arrested and a quantity of ammunition and narcotics were seized throughout the country. Details follow in this press release from the TTPS:
Thirty persons were arrested and two firearms and quantities of assorted ammunition and narcotics were removed from the streets during anti-crime exercises, conducted across all the policing Divisions, during the period Friday 4th February, 2022, to Monday 7th February, 2022.
On Saturday, a 19-year-old Diego Martin man was arrested relative to a report of murder and wounding which occurred on Friday 4th February 2022, in the West End Police District. Investigations are continuing into the matter.
Meanwhile, sixteen persons were arrested in the Central Division for various offences including, shooting, malicious damage, larceny and wounding with intent. During one incident on Friday, around7:45 am, two persons were standing along the roadway at Flemming Street, Longdenville, when a man approached them on a bicycle. The man was armed with a gun and discharged one round of ammunition towards the sky and then discharged another round towards the two men before riding away from the scene. A quick response from officers of the Central Division led to the arrest of a man in connection with the incident.
On Saturday, one man was arrested in Wallerfield, when officers found one silver-coloured Taurus pistol along with 15 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition in his right pants pocket. WPC Dipnarine is continuing enquiries.
Additionally, police intercepted a vehicle in Indian Walk, Moruga, where during a search they found and seized 11 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition, one Smith and Wesson firearm, one magazine containing three rounds of .40mm ammunition, 82grammes of marijuana and a metal blade with a cream t-shaped handle, in a brown leather case. A 36-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the seizure of the items.
Two men were arrested in Matura, after officers intercepted a Nissan Navarra vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers found 84.44 kg of marijuana in the tray of the van and a knapsack containing 7.66 kg of marijuana on the back seat of the vehicle. On Friday, one man was arrested when officers of the La Romaine Police Post intercepted a vehicle at Cross Crossings, San Fernando. According to police reports, the vehicle was stolen at gunpoint from a taxi driver at Caura Road earlier that day. On Sunday, officers recovered a vehicle that was reported stolen from its owner on the same date. The Toyota Aqua vehicle, which was stolen in San Juan, was recovered by officers of the Central Division Task Force at Goodwill Trace, Ali Lane, Enterprise, Chaguanas.
Investigations are ongoing.