The illegal weapons and drugs seized by police during the operation in Vistabella, on Monday 19 October 2020. (Image: TTPS)

Four persons were arrested after Southern Division police seized two high-powered weapons and two pistols, as well as drugs, during a police operation in Vistabella, last night.

The TTPS reports that an anti-crime exercise was conducted by the Southern Divisional Task Force between the hours of 4 pm and 10 pm on Monday 19th October 2020, in the Southern Division.

During the exercise, police officers seized two AK-47 rifles with 52 rounds of 7.62 ammunition fitted with two magazines; one Glock 17 pistol with 11 rounds of ammunition; one Glock .40 pistol with six rounds, as well as 1.4 kilogrammes of marijuana.

The seizure took place at Boodoosingh Street, Vistabella.

Four persons were arrested.

Last Saturday, police detained a key murder suspect who had been walking along Boodoosingh Street in Vistabella with a bag containing two high-powered rifles and a quantity of ammunition.

Commenting on these latest developments, Acting Commissioner of Police, Mc Donald Jacob, reiterated the TTPS’ mission to deal with gangs and violent crimes.

“Our intention is to dismantle the gangs and weaken their capacity,” he said. “We will be relentless in going after these ruthless criminals who seem to be on a path of destruction and mayhem.”

Ag Commissioner Jacob added: “I again wish to highlight my appreciation of the efforts demonstrated by the motivated team of police officers in the Southern Division and supporting units. The spike in the murders over the past weekend didn’t dampen their spirits.  This is the quality of dedication that is needed, and it is also a positive example for other officers within the TTPS.”

The anti-crime exercise was coordinated by Senior Supt Yusuff Gaffar, Supt Doodhai, Supt Ali Mohammed, ASP John, and Insp Teeluck.  It was carried out by officers of the Southern Divisional Task Force, and included the K-9 Unit, Highway Patrol and the Emergency Response Patrol (ERP).