A 40-year-old man is in police custody after being held by police for the possession of a firearm. On January 12th police were on mobile patrol, along Panco Lane, San Fernando, when they observed a man standing on the roadway with a black plastic bag in his hand.

According to police reports, when the man spotted the police, he dropped the bag. Officers became suspicious and got out of the police vehicle and inspected the plastic bag. During the search, police officers discovered a nine millimetre Lugar pistol with two rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition.

The 40-year-old man, of Panco Lane, San Fernando, was immediately arrested for possession of firearm, ammunition and for resisting arrest. The suspect is expected to be charged for the offences sometime today.