One man was arrested and a firearm and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Valencia CID Task Force and Sangre Grande JAP, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Valencia district, yesterday.
Official police reports state that during the exercise, the officers received a report of a man armed with a firearm at Tattoo Trace in Valencia.
The officers reportedly conducted a search in the area and based on intelligence received, learnt that an individual known as “Indian” had brandished a firearm during a fight, which had occurred earlier in the day.
When the officers returned to the station, they saw a man who arrived at the charge room to report a fight which occurred in Tattoo Trace, Valencia. After the man was interviewed, he allegedly confessed to brandishing the gun in the fight and said he would take the officers to where he had stored it.
The firearm, a Beretta Sarsilmaz ST10 with 15 rounds of ammunition, was retrieved from a wooden structure.
The man, a 21-year-old labourer, was arrested and charged in connection with the find.
Investigations are ongoing.