25 arrested – gun, ammo and narcotics seized during anti-crime exercises

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25 arrested – gun, ammo and narcotics seized during anti-crime exercises

Twenty-five persons have been arrested, a firearm, a quantity of ammunition and narcotics seized during anti-crime exercises across policing divisions within the last twenty-four hours.

In the Tobago Division, officers during anticrime exercises conducted in the Roxborough District between 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, found and seized 433 grams of marijuana in a wooden cabinet in an abandoned shed at Bamboo Patch.

An exercise conducted in the Morvant district, this morning between the hours of 5:00 am and 8:00 am targeting priority offenders, saw the arrest of 24 persons for various outstanding warrants. During the exercise officers went to 6th Avenue and Pitch Road, where 121 grams of marijuana was found in a bushy area.

Finally, officers in Port of Spain, during roadblock exercises stopped and searched a grey Nissan Note and found and seized a Benelli shotgun along with eleven rounds of twelve-gauge ammunition.

Subsequent enquiries reveal that the shotgun was stolen on May 28th, 2024 in the Arima District and was one of four firearms stolen during that incident. The driver was arrested and is assisting police with further investigations.