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Police killed two men and seized two weapons and ammunition during a police exercise in Moruga yesterday.

A report said around 6.55 am, a party of officers from MOPS, SIU, Task Force, and the TTDF, were on exercise duty in a forested area approximately two and a half miles east of the La Retreat Beach, Moruga, when they came upon a camp.

The officers saw two men in the camp.

It was reported that the men on seeing the police, pointed firearms at the officers.

Fearful for their lives and in keeping with the use of force policy, the MOPS team shot the men

The officers found one pump action shotgun loaded with four rounds of 12 gauge cartridges, and another 12 gauge shotgun and a bag containing 22 rounds of 12 gauge cartridges near the deceased men.

With the assistance of a fisherman and his boat, the officers and and the deceased men were taken to land

The DMO, Dr Rajnarinesingh, viewed the bodies ordered them to to the ForensicScience Centre.

One of the dead men was known as “Phillip”and “Crabby” of St Margaret’s, and the other was identified as Dion Jarvis, aka “Pot” of La Ruffin, Moruga.