Police officers in search of a suspect instead arrested his parents at his home at Sea Lots after an assault rifle and 15 rounds of ammunition were found
According to a police report, during a police exercise which commenced at 4 am and lasted for three hours, officers executed a search of several homes.
In one of the homes, the officers executed a search warrant for arms and ammunition at the home of a suspect they had intelligence on.
Anti-crime exercises conducted by officers of the North Eastern Division, have led to three persons being charged, two men being detained and the seizure of three firearms and a quantity of ammunition, a police statement said.
Around 10:50 am on Monday 24th April, 2017, officers of the Rapid Response Unit, intercepted a gold Nissan Almera motorcar, at Croisee, San Juan, with three occupants.
A search of the vehicle yielded one gun and 49 rounds of .9mm ammunition.
A 17-year-old Cunupia boy has appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate, charged with possession of a firearm and a quantity of ammunition.
Around 11:30 am on Sunday 9th April, 2017, officers on mobile patrol along Chin Chin Road, Cunupia, observed two boys, ages 17 and 13, acting suspiciously.
Upon searching them, the officers found a Taurus revolver and five rounds of .38mm ammunition in the possession of the 17-year-old, while nothing illegal was found on the younger boy.
Police arrested five persons and seized a quantity of arms, ammunition and narcotics, following an anti-crime exercise in the North Eastern Division, a police statement says.
Between, 3 pm and 8 pm, on Thursday 6th April, 2017, officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force and CID, conducted the exercise in the Sea Lots area.
Several abandoned houses were searched and resulted in the discovery of several packets of compressed marijuana, weighing 8.2 kilogrammes with an estimated street value of $150,000.
Police have detained 14 persons and seized a quantity of drugs, arms and ammunition following an anti-crime exercise in the Northern Division.
Between the hours of 1pm and 11pm on Wednesday 5th April, 2017, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force and Canine Unit, conducted an exercise at the Heights of Guanapo, Arima.
A search warrant was executed at a mosque in the area for arms and ammunition.
A 37-year-old St James man is now in police custody, after he was found to be in possession of a weapon and a quantity of ammunition and narcotics.
Police say that around 2:15 pm on Sunday 2nd April, 2017, a party of officers on mobile patrol in the St James Police district, responded to a report of two men conducting narcotic sales at Dundonald Hill.
On seeing the officers, the two men ran off.
One of the suspects was apprehended a short distance away, while the second man managed to escape.
The police have made several arrests for possession of arms and ammunition and illegal drugs.
It came during a series of police exercises in Port-of-Spain, Arima, Sangre Grande and Arouca.
The following is a statement from the Police Service.
"In keeping with the Ministry of National Security’s drive to strengthen law enforcement operations to more efficiently combat crime, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) conducted overnight anti-crime operations that resulted in the following successes: