Cops seize high-powered rifle, 300 rounds of ammo & camouflage gear

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Cops seize high-powered rifle, 300 rounds of ammo & camouflage gear

Officers of the North Eastern Division Gang Unit seized a high-powered rifle, a large quantity of ammunition, security protective wear, camouflage clothing, and vehicle number plates, during an intensive, intelligence-led anti-crime exercise on Thursday.

Based on information received, surveillance exercises were carried out, which led to the operation, which was conducted at Granado Street, 2nd Caledonia, Morvant. During the exercise officers searched an abandoned dwelling house and the surrounding area, where the following items were found buried in the yard:

• One AR15 Rifle
• Four t-shirts with the marking ‘POLICE’
• 3 camouflage jackets
• 2 camouflage bullet proof jackets
• 1 camouflage trousers
• 4 pairs of vehicle number plates
• 10 Special Police Badges
• 9 rifle magazines
• 1 extended 9 millimetre magazine
• 2 rifle firearm grips
• 81 rounds of 5.56 millimetre ammunition
• 116 rounds of 45 millimetre ammunition
• 48 rounds of .45 millimetre ammunition
• 81 rounds of 9 millimetre ammunition

The exercise was spearheaded by Ag/Snr Supt Maharaj, Ag/Supt Edwards and ASP Singh, coordinated by Insp Bharath, supervised by Ag/Sgt Belilam, Ag/Cpl Ramkissoon, Ag/ Cpl George), and conducted by officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF)

Investigations are continuing.