The 12-gauge shotgun seized by Rio Claro police during the anti-crime exercise on Tuesday 16th June 2020. (Image: TTPS)

One man was arrested, and a quantity of marijuana, as well as a shotgun were seized by Rio Claro police officers, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Rio Claro district on Tuesday 16th June, 2020.

The exercise was conducted between the hours of 2:00pm and 6:00pm on Tuesday.  It was coordinated by Snr Supt Aguilal, PCs Bachoo, Mohammed, Rampersad, Singh, and WPC Rampersad.

Official police reports indicate that during the exercise, 24-year-old Elyon Dickinson, of Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro, was arrested for possession of 68 grammes of marijuana.

Police report that at 1:30pm on the same day, acting on information, the officers proceeded to Tabaquite Road, Rio Claro, and observed a 32-year-old man standing in front his home with a shotgun in his hand. Police say when the man saw the officers, he ran away.

The officers pursued the suspect, and during the chase, he dropped the 12-gauge shotgun and escaped. Police retrieved the shotgun which was found to be loaded with one round of ammunition (a 12-gauge cartridge).

Investigations are ongoing.