Police officers acting on intelligence seized a loaded firearm next to a primary school in Pt Cumana.
The weapon is a Jennings 9mm pistol and was loaded with four rounds of ammunition.
Police said at about 5 pm on Saturday officers of the Western Division Task Force, led by Snr Sup Thompson and also included PCs Genty, Sahadath and Rogers, went to a football field near the school where they found a black plastic bag.
In it was the loaded firearm.
The said operation also led to the arrest of a man from Carenage along the Western Main Road, after he was found with 17 grammes of cocaine in his possession.