The illegal weapon seized by police from the Arima suspect, on Saturday 30 May 2020. (Image: TTPS)

A 22-year-old man from Arima was arrested yesterday after police found him in possession of a firearm and related paraphernalia.

Official police reports state that officers were on patrol on Righteous Lane in Pinto, Arima, when they observed the man throwing a bag at the side of the roadway.

The man was held and the bag was searched.

One black metal barrel-type magazine, and one black rubber and metal extended butt for an apparent firearm were both found in the bag.

The man was arrested and taken to the Arima Police Station where he is expected to be charged with possession of a firearm.