The illegal weapons and drugs seized in the anti-crime exercise on Wednesday 3 June 2020. (Image: TTPS)

Ten persons were arrested after an anti-crime exercise was conducted in the Northern, Eastern, and North Eastern Police Divisions, early this morning.

Official police reports indicate the range of offences include possession of firearm and ammunition, shooting enquiries and gang-related activities, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, selling intoxicating liquor without a license, possession of marijuana, and smoking marijuana in a public place.

Police officers also reportedly found and seized a total of 456 grams of marijuana and 17.3 grams of cocaine during the exercise.

According to police reports, one of the arrests was made after the party of officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Gajadhar Trace, Cumana, Toco.

There, they found one chrome and black revolver with two rounds of .38 ammunition. A 27-year-old man from Malabar was arrested in connection with the find.

Officers also proceeded to a bushy area on St Joseph Street, Old Road, San Juan, based on information received. A search was conducted, and police found one black Glock 17 firearm, fitted with one magazine and twelve rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Investigations are continuing.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt David, ASP Gyan, Ag Insp Pitt and supervised by A/Cpl Gordon, A/Cpl Ali, PC Hall and included a party of officers from the Major Operations Unit and Canine Unit.