A 19-year-old suspect remains in police custody after being caught with a firearm and a quantity of ammunition during an anti-crime exercise in the Laventille area on Thursday.
According to official police reports, officers of the Port of Spain Task Force were on patrol on Laventille Road, when they had cause to stop and search a male suspect.
The search revealed the suspect had one nine millimetre Browning pistol containing nine rounds of ammunition, tucked in his waist.
Port of Spain Division police seized a quantity of ammunition and marijuana, during an anti-crime exercise in the Belmont district on Monday.
According to police reports, officers conducted a search of an area on Upper Belmont Valley Road, where they found 25 rounds of 5.56 ammunition and 400 grams of marijuana.
The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt David and supervised by Insp. Lopez, Insp. Brown, Sgt. Austin, Sgt. Murray and Cpl Budri. It included officers of the Port of Spain Criminal Investigations Department, Canine Unit and Woodbrook Police Station.
One man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Cunupia Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district last night.
During the exercise, on Monday October 14th, officers executed a search warrant at the Raghunanan Road, Cunupia home of a 32-year-old man.
The search resulted in officers finding one black and chrome Beretta pistol, two magazines and 23 rounds of ammunition in the house.
The suspect, who was in the house at the time of the exercise, was arrested in connection with the find.
One shotgun was discovered by officers of the South Western Division, during an anti-crime exercise, in Chatham Village, Point Fortin, yesterday.
According to the TTPS, acting on information, officers of the Point Fortin Police Station went to a bushy area along Food Crop Road No. 2, Chatham Village, around 7:30 am on May, 10th 2018.
There, they conducted a search inside a fig patch and discovered one Conavenca 12 gauge shotgun with the markings ‘Hecho en Venezuela’, hidden in a white plastic bag.
No arrest was made in connection with the find.