TTPS continues crackdown on illegal weapons

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) continues its crackdown on illegal weapons in this country.

During two separate anti-crime exercises conducted on Saturday 4 April 2020, police arrested several people and seized several illegal weapons, along with illegal narcotics.

Investigations are ongoing in both cases.

Firearm, Ammunition and Drugs Found in St James 

Illegal weapon recovered during anti-crime exercise in St James on Saturday 4 April 2020 (Image: TTPS)

An illegal firearm and ammunition along with illegal drugs were seized by police during an anti-crime exercise conducted yesterday, at Belle Vue Road, St James.

The exercise was carried out between hours of 10:00 am 3:00 pm on Saturday 4th April 2020. It was coordinated by Senior Superintendent (Ag) Thompson; supervised by Acting Sergeant Carmona; and included Acting Corporal Dominique.

According to official police reports, at around 12:15 pm, the officers executed a search warrant at a house at Community Lane, where they found and seized a Glock 19 pistol fitted with an extended magazine and 12 rounds of ammunition. They also seized another extended magazine containing seven rounds of ammunition and 1.2 grams of cocaine. 

Three men, ranging in ages 18 years to 25 years, were arrested. 

The officers received additional information and proceeded to a track located off Dibe Road, St James, where they found and seized a Hi-Point pistol.

No one was arrested at that site. 

Gun and Ammunition found in Arouca

Illegal weapon recovered during anti-crime exercise in Arouca on Saturday 4 April 2020 (Image: TTPS)

One revolver and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by officers of North Eastern Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Arouca district on Saturday 4th April 2020.

According to official police reports, officers executed a warrant at a house at Jitman Drive, Arouca, where they found a Rossi .38 special revolver with five rounds of .38 ammunition and four rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Three persons were arrested.

The exercise was supervised by Sgt Pitt and spearheaded by Cpl (Ag) Bedase.