Two persons were arrested for possession of a firearm, ammunition, and marijuana during an anti-crime exercise in Lopinot this morning.
According to police reports, officers conducted a search at Mc David Trace, Surrey Village, Lopinot, and the two suspects were found to be in possession of a homemade shotgun, three rounds of 12 gauge cartridges and 305 grams of marijuana.
The suspects were arrested and then conveyed to the Tunapuna Police Station.
The party of officers then made a trek one mile off the Mc David Trace where a cannabis field was seen and 500 fully grown trees and 200 seedlings were destroyed.
The exercise was initiated by Snr Supt David, coordinated by Sgt La Pierre and included Cpl Forde, Cpl Superville, members of the Northern Division Task Force West and personnel from K-9 unit.
Investigations are continuing.