The suspect was found with the illegal weapon on his person

A 22-year old man is in police custody for possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to official police reports, officers from the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) were on mobile patrol in the Laventille area, yesterday, when they received certain information and proceeded to Upper Laventille, Stephenville.

The officers had cause to stop and search the 22-year-old suspect.

Upon searching, the officers found tucked in his left pants waist, a black and silver Browning firearm  fitted with a magazine containing 10 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition.

The suspect, of Upper Laventille, Stephenville, was arrested and taken to the Besson Street Police Station, where he was charged with the offence of possession of firearm and ammunition.