Man arrested with firearm and quantity of ammo in Cocorite

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Man arrested with firearm and quantity of ammo in Cocorite

One man was arrested, a firearm and a quantity of ammunition were seized in Cocorite by officers of the Western Division Task Force and Western Division Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday 28th March, 2023.

Around 2:50pm, officers acted upon intelligence, then executed a road block exercise along Western Main Road, Cocorite, in the vicinity of Cocorite Terrace. During the exercise, the officers intercepted a white coloured K2700 van with two male occupants. PC Peters searched the front passenger, a 35-year-old male of Maloney Gardens, during which time found they found a Smith and Wesson revolver, loaded with two rounds of .357 ammunition. The man was arrested and conveyed to the St James Police Station.

The exercise was sanctioned by ACP Collis Hazel, spearheaded by Snr Supt. Henry coordinated by Supt Williams, Asp Gibbs, Insp. Grant, Sgt Carmona, Sgt Joefield supervised by Ag/Cpl Linton, Cpls Hunte and Khan and including PCs Hollingsworth, Peters, Sahadath, Myers, Roberts, David, Figueira, Wilson-Dowers and WPC Primus.
Investigations are ongoing.