A 17-year-old juvenile who was held yesterday with a high powered rifle and a quantity of ammunition by gang intelligence detectives in Sangre Grande is currently assisting police with investigations.
The boy was arrested during an anti-gang operation executed by Eastern Divisional Gang and Intelligence Unit (EDGIU) police officers following a surveillance exercise into illegal firearms and ammunition in the Sangre Grande district.
According to police, at 6.30 pm on May 13th, EDGIU officers proceeded to a house located in the North Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande, where they executed a search warrant.
During the raid, the EDGIU police officers allegedly found one black AR-15 equipped with one magazine, 21 rounds of 5.56 ammunition, 50 rounds of nine millimetre ammunition and one drum magazine containing a quantity of nine millimetre ammunition in the accused bedroom.
He was subsequently arrested and taken into police custody.
The exercise was also supported by the Eastern Division Task Force.
PC Dabreo is continuing investigations.