The AR-15 assault rifle found by police during the exercise in Laventille on Saturday 30 May 2020. (Image: TTPS)

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is asking the public’s assistance in locating the persons responsible for hiding an assault rifle on a parcel of land in Laventille.

According to official police reports, an AR-15 assault rifle was found in Laventille on Saturday 30 May 2020.

Officers on mobile patrol in the area received information from Command Centre, which led them to search an open parcel of land at Bowen Trace, Mapp Lands, Laventille. There, they found one AR-15 assault rifle wrapped in a black plastic bag under pieces of board and PVC pipes.

PCs Smith and Thompson conducted the search and are continuing investigations.

North Eastern Division Police is asking anyone with information that can aid in the arrest of persons connected to this case, to contact them at 624-3066, or 999, or 555.

Citizens also can make a report to CRIME STOPPERS at 800-TIPS, or via the TTPS Mobile App.