Anti-crime exercise in Arouca nets firearm, ammo and weed

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Anti-crime exercise in Arouca nets firearm, ammo and weed

A firearm and quantities of ammunition and marijuana were discovered by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, Area Central, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Arouca, yesterday.

The exercise, coordinated by ACP Andy Belfon, Snr. Supt. Ramdeen, Supt. Powder, W/ASP Powder and spearheaded by Insp. Pitt and Sgt. Pamphille, was conducted between 3 pm and 9 pm, on Friday 17th September, 2021.

During the exercise, several search warrants were executed throughout the Northern Division and a comprehensive search carried out in an open bushy rea off Thomas Trace, Arouca. Hidden in a dasheen patch, officers found three packets containing 1.062 kilogrammes of marijuana, along with a pistol loaded with a magazine containing four rounds of 9mm ammunition. Investigations are ongoing into the find.

Meanwhile, one man was held on outstanding warrants and another issued a ticket for failing to wear a face mask.

The exercise also included officers of the Area East Operations Unit and the Canine Branch.