The illegal weapon seized by police during the anti-crime exercise in Cocorite, on Monday 25 May 2020. (Image: TTPS)

Western Division Police are seeking the public’s assistance with information that could lead to the arrest of persons responsible for illegal weapons found in the Cocorite area, yesterday.

According to official police reports, an anti-crime exercise was conducted in the Western Division yesterday, between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Several searches related to firearm offences were conducted in the Petit Valley area and while there, officers received information that led them to the Cocorite area.

Reports are that the officers proceeded to the eastbound lane of the Western Main Road near Cocorite in the vicinity of the walkover, where they found one black pistol in a black plastic bag in a grassy area nearby.

The pistol reportedly was fitted with one black magazine loaded with eight rounds of 9 mm ammunition and engraved with the marking “Z”.

The exercise was spearheaded by Snr. Supt. Thompson, coordinated by Supt. Ramjohn and Sgt. Carmona, supervised by A/Cpl. Khan and included members of the Western Division Task Force.

Inquiries are continuing.

Western Division Police are asking anyone with information that can aid in the arrest of persons in this case to contact them at 622-3695, or call the TTPS hotlines 999, 555.

Citizens also can call CRIME STOPPERS at 800-TIPS, or make a report via the TTPS Mobile App.