Two men—one from Tableland, and the other from Moruga—are expected to face a Princes Town Magistrate tomorrow, Monday 24 August 2020, on charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition.
The Tableland suspect also is facing charges of possession of marijuana trees and seedlings.
According to official reports from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), officers of the Southern Division Task Force (SDTF) arrested and charged a 56-year-old man, of George Village, Tableland, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Southern Division on Saturday August 22nd, 2020.
The TTPS reports that officers searched an abandoned Camp at Hindustan Road, Tableland, owned by the suspect, where they reportedly found one shotgun, 24 16-gauge cartridges and 20 12-gauge cartridges, along with a quantity of marijuana trees and seedlings.
The man was arrested and charged for the offences of possession of a firearm and ammunition and marijuana, and is expected to appear before a Princes Town Magistrate tomorrow, August 24th, 2020.
Meanwhile, a 48-year old resident of Samuel Street, Moruga, was arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Moruga District, also on Saturday August 22nd, 2020.
During the exercise, officers of the Moruga Police Station and the Joint Army Police Patrols, had cause to stop a motor vehicle driven by the suspect.
A search was conducted, and a firearm was found. The suspect was arrested, and the firearm seized.
He, too, is expected to appear before a Princes Town Magistrate tomorrow, August 24th, 2020.
Enquiries are continuing.