The Beretta Tomcat found hidden in the abandoned structure on La Resource Road in Laventille. (Image: TTPS)

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) continues its crackdown on illegal weapons in this country, and is reminding the public to share information they may have on such activity.

One of the most recent seizures took place in the Laventille area yesterday, Tuesday 2 June 2020.

According to official police reports, officers on a walkthrough exercise yesterday, acting on information received, proceeded to La Resource Road, Laventille, where they searched an abandoned structure there.

Police officers reportedly found one Beretta Tomcat pistol fitted with a magazine and five rounds of .32 ammunition. Police say the firearm was concealed at the base of a galvanized fencing to the rear of the structure.

The exercise was coordinated by Insp Branch and Sgt Stewart and conducted by Cpl Williams, PC Joseph, WPC Williams, PC Gervais and PC Findley of the Duncan Street Police Post.

Also on Tuesday, officers from the Inter-Agency Task Force (I.A.T.F) conducted an anti-crime exercise in the Besson Street District.

Police reports indicate while they were patrolling on 2nd Hamlet Trace, Laventille, officers observed a group of men, all of whom wore dark-coloured clothing The men dispersed upon seeing the officers and a search was conducted in the immediate vicinity.

Police found one pump action shot gun with one round of 12-gauge ammunition in some nearby bushes.

Investigations are continuing into both cases, and the TTPS is asking anyone with information that can aid in the arrest of the persons involved, to contact 999, 555. or CRIME STOPPERS at 800-TIPS, or to make a report via the TTPS Mobile App.