19 arrested, 4 firearms, ammo and drug seized in overnight in operation

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19 arrested, 4 firearms, ammo and drug seized in overnight in operation

Operation Overload continued overnight across all ten policing Divisions, with officers successfully arresting 19 suspects and seizing four firearms and quantities of ammunition and marijuana.

In the North Central Division, Task Force officers arrested three men and seized one firearm around 3:20 pm, on Tuesday 24th January, 2023. The hunt is underway for three other male suspects.

Meanwhile, in the Arima district, officers of the Northern Division (ND) Task Force, Area North, Arima Special Investigations Team and the ND Gang Unit, arrested two men for possession of one pistol, an air rifle and 32 rounds of ammunition and pellets.

And, officers of the Maloney Criminal Investigations Department (CID) held two suspects, ages 25 and 29, between 4 pm and 7 pm yesterday, for possession of 1.5 kilogrammes of marijuana in the carpark of a shopping mall.

In the Cumuto district, officers of the Cumuto Police Station, Northern Division Task Force and Canine Branch, conducted an intelligence-led exercise between 6 pm and 9 pm yesterday, during which they arrested two suspects, ages 52 and 48, for various offences and seized a quantity of marijuana.

Also in the NCD, officers conducted an early morning exercise between 1 am and 4 am, on Wednesday 25th January, 2023, with the assistance of officers of the Tunapuna CID, the St. Joseph CID, Arouca CID, the Canine Branch, NCDTF- East and West and the NC Gang Unit.

During the exercise, a quantity of items which were reported stolen were recovered and a 38-year-old Sangre Grande man was arrested in connection with a report of larceny in the Tunapuna district.

In the Eastern Division, officers of the Valencia CID and Special Investigations Unit conducted an exercise around 1:45 am today, during which they proceeded to a house at Bertram Trace, where they found one PX4 Beretta firearm loaded with a magazine containing 16 rounds of ammunition.

A 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman who were in the house at the time of the search were arrested in connection with the find.

Eastern Division officers also arrested five other suspects and seized quantities of ammunition and marijuana during several sustained anti-crime exercises between 11 pm yesterday and 2 am today.

Meanwhile, in the North Eastern Division, Task Force officers, along with officers of the Gang and Intelligence Unit and Canine Branch, conducted an exercise in the Morvant district between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm, yesterday, during which 15 rounds of 5.56 ammunition and approximately 1.4 kilogrammes of marijuana were found at various abandoned sites and seized.

Also in NED, officers of the NED Coastal Patrol Unit, Maracas Bay Police and Blanchisseuse Police Station conducted an exercise between 4 pm and 6 pm yesterday, during which they arrested one man for possession of one Glock 17 extended magazine and another man in connection with several reports of House Breaking.

Investigations are ongoing into all the above matters.