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A Colt firearm seized by police in Maloney.

Two men were arrested by police for the possession of guns and ammunition in separate incidents on Saturday.

The first was a Maloney man who was arrested and a firearm and ammunition seized by police officers of the Maloney Crime Unit.

According to police, the officers were on mobile patrol in the vicinity of the Building 14 car park when they observed the suspect known to them on the northeastern entrance holding the left side of his waist. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect turned around and started walking away in an easterly direction. After a brief chase, the officers held him a short distance away in the staircase area and searched him. A Colt .38 firearm was found in the left side of the waist of his pants, and six rounds of .38 ammunition. He was arrested and taken to the Maloney Police Station. Investigations are ongoing.

The arrest was made during an anti-crime exercise supervised by Sergeant Guelmo.

In the second incident, a man was arrested in Princes Towne by officers of the Southern Division Emergency Response Patrol and a nine-millimetre pistol and five rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition seized.

According to police, the officers were responding to a report from E999 Command Centre of a man armed with a firearm in the vicinity of Bakey’s Bar, Market Street, Princes Town.

On arrival, the officers searched the suspect and found the illegal items in his waist. The suspect was arrested and taken to the Princes Town Police Station. Investigations are ongoing.