IATF seize illegal weapons in Port of Spain

The illegal weapon seized by police during the anti-crime operation. (Image: TTPS)

Members of the Inter-Agency Task Force recovered an illegal firearm during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Port of Spain District, during the period 8:00 pm on Saturday 23rd and 12:30 am on Sunday 24th May, 2020.

According to official police reports, target areas of the anti-crime exercise included Sogren Trace, Chocolate Alley, Gonzales, Fatima Trace, St. Barbs, Trou Macaque, and Block 22.

Reports are that while on duty, the officers received information and proceeded to Mentor Alley in Laventille.

They reportedly saw a man who looked in their direction, took out a green piece of cloth from a bag and threw it onto the roadway. The suspect then ran off. The officers gave chase, but the suspect escaped.

When the officers retrieved the green piece of cloth from the roadway, they discovered that it was a ski mask, which contained a silver and black Smith and Wesson pistol, fitted with a magazine containing four rounds of 9 mm ammunition.

Investigations are continuing.