The firearm and ammunition seized by police during the search of the couple’s resident in Penal, on Wednesday 11 November 2020. (Image: TTPS)

A 27-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, both of Sunrees Road, Penal, will go before a Siparia Magistrate at some point today (Monday 16 November 2020), to face the charge of possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The couple were arrested on Wednesday 11th November 2020.

According to official police reports, AKEEM KINSALE and NICOLE CEDENO were formally charged for the offence on Friday 13th November 2020.

The TTPS explains that officers of the Penal Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and South Western Division Task Force (SWDTF) executed a search warrant at a residence in Penal, last Wednesday.

Officers reportedly proceeded to a bedroom with two chests-of-drawers. A police dog from the Canine Unit at the scene is said to have alerted officers to one chest-of-drawers.  When police searched the piece of furniture, they allegedly discovered—in the third drawer—a Glock pistol with a magazine containing six rounds of ammunition.

The firearm and ammunition were seized, and the couple was arrested.

The exercise also included Sgt Haynes, Cpl Thompson, and Ag Supt Gunness.

Both Akeem Kinsale and Nicole are scheduled to appear at the Siparia Magistrates’ Court today, to face the charges.