During the stop and search, police found this illegal weapon and ammunition in the vehicle (Image: TTPS)

Four men were arrested and a firearm and quantity of ammunition seized during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Curepe district last night.

According to official police reports, officers of the Northern Division Task Force (West) were on exercise  between  8:00pm  and  12  midnight,  on Thursday 12 March 2020, along the Southern Main Road, Curepe,  when they had cause to stop and search a white  Nissan  B15 motor vehicle.

The vehicle had four male occupants: a  23-year-old  of  El  Dorado;  a  22-year-old  of Tacarigua; a 21-year-old of Arouca; and a 20-year-old of  Tunapuna.

During  the  search,  officers  found  one  revolver  and  five  rounds  of ammunition. They also  discovered  that  the  vehicle  was  bearing  false registration plates.

The  four  men were arrested in connection with the finds.

Investigations are ongoing.