A Couva couple is assisting police with investigations after three high-powered rifles and a quantity of ammunition were seized during an intelligence-led exercise on Saturday morning.
At 4.50 am on November 6th, 2021, police officers attached to the Gang and Intelligence Unit and Western Division received certain information which led them to acquire a search warrant for a house located in Central Trinidad.
The party of officers went to a house located in Couva, where a search warrant was executed for firearms and ammunition in the presence of a 28-year-old taxi driver and his 22-year-old girlfriend.
During the search, officers allegedly discovered one Max Uzi with a magazine, one MOE AK47 rifle with two magazines, one MOE AKM rifle with two magazines, two drum magazines, 44 selector switches and 422 rounds of 7.62 ammunition in a bedroom at the house. The man and his girlfriend were arrested and taken to the West End Police Station, pending further enquiries.