Firearms, anmo and drugs deized during anti-crime exercise 

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Firearms, anmo and drugs deized during anti-crime exercise 

Several suspects were arrested and firearms and a quantity of ammunition seized during exercises conducted across police divisions.

In an intelligence led exercise in North Eastern Division, officers proceeded to 2nd Caledonia Morvant where they conducted a search of several areas and abandoned structures in the community.

Whilst on Cipriani Avenue Morvant, they observed a black knap sack on a table on a basketball court. The officers made a check and found the following items wrapped in clear plastic wrap: twenty-nine rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, twenty-nine rounds of .45 mm ammunition, eighty rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition, two M4 Rifle magazines with a capacity to hold thirty rounds 9 mm ammunition, four back strap and a punch for a Glock pistol, also 47grams of marijuana, two blue tunics with Coast Guard embroidered on them. The items were secured and taken to the station. No one was arrested in connection with the find.


Additionally, during a DUI exercise conducted in North Eastern Division, a total of fifty-eight field sobriety tests were administered to motorists and four persons were arrested for exceeding the prescribed limit.


In the South Western Division, officers whilst on mobile patrol along Avocat Main Road, Fyzabad, observed a man walking along the road. The man looked in the direction of the police vehicle and dropped a shoulder bag he was carrying and ran away. The officers then retrieved the said plastic bag and upon examination, found one pistol fitted with a magazine, containing 7 rounds 9mm ammunition. The items were secured. PC Sandy is continuing enquiries.


During anti-crime exercises in the Northern Division yesterday, officers went to a home at Samaroo Village, Arima and executed a warrant for firearms and ammunition. While searching the premises, one black and silver firearm, a magazine containing 12 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a black plastic bag containing 328 grams of marijuana and 26 rounds of 9mm ammunition were found and seized.


Three persons were also arrested yesterday, when officers of the Pinto Road Police Post, Police Canine Unit and Arima Municipal Task Force, conducted exercises in the district. The men are assisting police with inquiries into outstanding reports.


Warrant exercises in Southern division saw nine persons being arrested for affiliated warrants.


In the Western division, members of the POS CID Operations team, the Multi-Agency Task Force and the K-9 unit, based on intelligence information, executed several search warrants and raided drug blocks which resulted in the discovery of 2.7 kilos of marijuana, at a house. One person was arrested in connection with this find. The officers also found 1.7 kilos of marijuana along with 100 fully grown marijuana trees and a quantity of marijuana seedlings at Quarry Street in the West-End Police District.


Investigations are on going.