Eight Arrested in Oropune Gardens for illegal weapons

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is urging Oropune residents to report illegal activities and firearms in their area, in light of the arrests of eight people this morning (Tuesday 10 March 2020).

Three  women  and  five  men  were  arrested  for  possession  of  firearm, ammunition  and  camouflage  clothing in  the  Oropune  district  today, during a crime suppression exercise carried out there between 5:00 am and  8:00 am.

Official police reports indicate that officers of the Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) carried out a search of Buildings 240 and 241 in Oropune Gardens, and discovered  one  pistol  and  10  rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition and a quantity of camouflage clothing.

Three women (ages 31, 34 and 64 years) and the five men (whose ages range from 21 to 64 years) were detained, pending further enquiries.

This morning’s exercise included officers attached to the Northern Division Task Force; the Central, East and West,  Divisional CIDs;  Canine Road  Exercise  Team  and  the  members  of  the  Trinidad  and  Tobago Defence Force.

The Northern Division is pleading with residents Oropune  Gardens who may  have  information  on  illegal  activities  and  illegal  firearms  in  their area, to pass on the information, to help officers reverse the increasing tide of criminality.

Residents  are  urged  to  contact  the  police  at  999,  555,  CRIME STOPPERS  at  800-TIPS,  text/WhatsApp  482-GARY  or  share  the information via the TTPS Mobile App.