Gun and ammunition seized by police officers in D'abadie

Police officers have recovered a loaded firearm, which was reported missing at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mt Hope.

According to the TTPS, around 11.20 am Sunday, based on information, officers of the St Joseph Criminal Investigation Department (CID), went to the southern side of the tunnel near the Complex.

Upon reaching the vicinity of the St Joseph Health Centre, officers observed one white box with black tape close to the drain.

A search of the box revealed a Glock pistol with two magazines containing 22 nine millimetre rounds of ammunition.

Cpl Evans conducted enquiries and discovered that the serial number of the firearm coincided with the missing firearm.

The firearm and ammunition were taken to the St. Joseph Police station, where they are lodged pending further investigation.

Meanwhile, police arrested three people and seized a firearm and a quantity of ammunition during an anti-crime exercise conducted in D’abadie between the hours of 5 pm to 9 pm on Sunday. Police reports said around 8:05 pm while proceeding along Piarco Old Road, D’abadie, officers observed a white Nissan B-15 motor vehicle with two occupants proceeding in a northerly direction.

The vehicle then turned west unto Maggie Hurst Lane at a high rate of speed which aroused the suspicion of the officers, who followed the vehicle unto the said street.

The vehicle then came to a stop at the end of the street, officers then observed that a black object was thrown out of the vehicle from the passenger window.

A man who was standing on the road kicked the object about two feet away and began to walk towards a house.

Officers immediately retrieved the object which was thrown out of the vehicle and discovered it was a black Glock 17 Austria 9×19 pistol with a magazine containing 11 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition. The officers then conducted a search of the Nissan B-15 motor vehicle, however, nothing illegal was found. The firearm and ammunition were seized and the occupants of the vehicle as well as the man who kicked the gun were arrested. The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Aroon Ramkalawan, Supt Williams, Inspector Highly and Ag/Cpl Ali, and included a party of officers of the Maloney CID.

PC Winter is conducting enquiries.