3 arrested for guns, ammo, drugs

Date: 
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 16:15
Two people were detained by police in Couva after they were found with guns, ammunition and drugs.
 
According to police sources, officers assigned to the Central Division executed a search warrant at a house in Couva at about 6 am on Sunday where they recovered and seized two firearms - one of which was a Taurus 44 magnum (which is capable of penetrating a bullet proof vest), an undisclosed amount of ammunition, one magazine and an undisclosed quantity of narcotics were recovered. 
 

Police said the 5.56 mm ammunition found were modified to fit in the Taurus 44 magnum.

The two men in the house were subsequently arrested.
 
In another unrelated exercise, one man was arrested and a firearm and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force (Area East), during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Arima district.
 
The exercise was conducted between 3 am and 8 am on Sunday.
 
Official police reports state that officers executed a search warrant at the Jacob Hill, Wallerfield, Arima home of a 25-year-old man.
 
Police found one revolver loaded with four rounds of ammunition.
 
The suspect, who was in the house at the time of the exercise, was arrested in connection with the find.
 
Investigations are ongoing.
 
Reporter: Rhondor Dowlat-Rostant
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