17 arrested in POS, ammo seized in Cumuto

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17 arrested in POS, ammo seized in Cumuto

As the Carnival Season gets into full swing, officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service continue to ensure public safety at various events and public spaces, while continuing to execute various anti-crime exercises throughout all policing divisions.

Officers of the Port of Spain continued the pushback against criminal elements when a warrant exercise was conducted by members of the Court and Process Warrant Section on Friday.
During the exercise, 17 warrants were executed, and 17 persons were arrested.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt John, Supt Ferreira and ASP Nathaniel and supervised by Sgt Williams and W/Cpl Matthias.

In the Eastern Division, a house search was conducted in the Cumuto Police District between 2 am to 5 am today. The exercise, part of the ongoing Operation Grand Slam initiative, saw officers proceed to a residence located at Howsen Village, Coryal, where a comprehensive search was conducted.

Upon checking one of the rooms, the officers found one coloured knapsack containing 12 rounds of 12-gauge cartridges, the stock and trigger mechanism of a shot gun. Further checks were also made at the washing area of the residence, where a 12-gauge cartridge was found, concealed in a camouflage jacket in a dryer.

A man and his wife were arrested and brought to station, where they are assisting officers with enquiries.