A 28 year old police officer who was recently suspended from duty is currently assisting police with their investigation into an incident where a firearm and ammunition were found after a high-speed chase.

According to police reports, around 5:40pm on January 21st Transit police requested assistance with pursuing a silver Nissan Tiida motor vehicle heading west on the PBR. Officers of the Port-of-Spain Task Force, San Juan CID and North Eastern Division Task Force responded. It was eventually intercepted at Ali Drive, Aranguez, however, the occupants fled on foot.

While searching for the occupants, the suspended police officer was discovered in some nearby bushes. Police also found a firearm and a quantity of ammunition. The firearm and ammunition were seized and the police officer was taken into custody. Insp. Baharat is continuing enquiries.