Officers of the North Eastern Division (NED) found a quantity of ammunition, drugs, and camouflage clothing yesterday during an anti-crime exercise in Couva.
Based on information received, an exercise was conducted between 7 am and 6:30 pm on Saturday 11th June, 2022, and involved surveillance of an area along Ottis Lane, Couva.
Officers then proceeded to search a bushy area and river bank and allegedly found one M-75 Yugoslavian fragmentation grenade, one double-drum, and one single-drum magazine both with 200 x 5.56-millimetre round capacity for an M16 or M4 rifle, 25 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition, 92.7 grammes of cocaine, 583 grammes of marijuana, one Trinidad and Tobago
Defence Force trousers and jacket, one camouflage t-shirt, and jacket.
The exercise was spearheaded by Snr Supt (Ag.) Winston Maharaj, Supt (Ag.) Ramjohn, and ASP Parriman. It was coordinated by Insp Bharath, supervised by Sgt (Ag.) Belilam, and included members of the North Eastern Division Intelligence Unit (NEDIU).
Investigations are ongoing.