Police officers seized four assault rifles and a large quantity of ammunition at PLIPDECO LCL Warehouse, located at PLIPDECO Industrial Estate, Pacific Avenue, Point Lisas, Couva. The party of officers searched a sealed barrel which contained the guns and ammunition.

The following is a press release from the TTPS:

Acting Commissioner of Police Mc Donald Jacob praised the efforts of police officers as another successful intelligence-led exercise conducted today resulted in the seizure of four assault rifles and a large quantity of ammunition. The Acting Commissioner noted the success of operations of this kind as it comes on the heels on another major gun and ammunition find in the Central Division on March 8th.

The joint exercise was coordinated by DCP (Ag) Operations, Joanne Archie, with officers of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Customs and Excise Division and Central Division CSI, under the ACP CIB.

The exercise was conducted at PLIPDECO LCL Warehouse, located at PLIPDECO Industrial Estate, Pacific Avenue, Point Lisas, Couva where the party of officers conducted a search of a sealed barrel, which when opened contained the following:

 Four Assault Rifles  18 9mm ammo  142 rds 9mm hollow point ammo  13 rds .45 Ammo  40 rds .45 hollow point ammo  500 rds 5.56mm ammo  300 rds 7.62 ammo  9 magazines  2 drum magazines The exhibits were processed by officers of the Central Division CSI and enquiries are continuing by officers of the SIU and Customs and Excise.