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The gun and ammunition which were seized

Police arrested one man and seized a firearm duing an operation.

The suspect was held after a failed attempt to elude police on mobile patrol.

Around 9.45 pm on Tuesday Constables James and Johnson were on mobile patrol in St Joseph Police in a marked police vehicle when they received information that a man driving a white and green Mazda Familia vehicle was armed with a gun.

Checks were made and the officers intercepted the vehicle a short while

later, however, the driver failed to stop and a chase ensued.

The driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old Curepe man, subsequently lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a wall on Watts Street, Curepe, and was detained.

Police searched the vehicle and one Glock 17 pistol with an extended magazine containing 21 nine-millimetre rounds of ammunition were found and seized.

PC James is continuing enquiries.