Man held – 2 guns, assortment of ammo seized

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Man held – 2 guns, assortment of ammo seized

One man was held and two guns and a quantity of ammunition were seized by police officers following crime suppression exercises yesterday in the North-Eastern (NED) and Port-of-Spain Divisions (PoSD).

In the first operation executed, police officers attached to the NED Gang and Intelligence Unit (NEDGIU) arrested a 27-year-old man from the Romain Lands, Morvant area and seized a Browning PQ Semi-Automatic Pistol fitted with a magazine containing 11 rounds of nine millimetre ammunition.

At the time, NEDGIU officers were immediately responding to a report of a group of armed men along a roadway in the Romain Lands, Morvant area.

Upon arrival, a man, seeing the police, allegedly dropped the firearm and attempted to flee via a staircase along a slope in the area. He was subsequently nabbed by police and is currently in custody at the Morvant Police Station assisting PC Ferguson with investigations.

The suspect is facing possession of a firearm and ammunition charges.

Meanwhile, officers of the NED Task Force searched a bridge in the vicinity of Ramkissoon Trace, San Juan, where they allegedly found a black and chrome Glock 17 Pistol fitted with a magazine and four rounds of nine millimetre ammunition.

Investigations into this find are ongoing.

Over in the PoSD, while executing an Operation Safe City exercise, a party of officers proceeded to the Sea Lots area, where, upon checking a track that leads to the premises of a priority offender, they seized 29 rounds of 5.56 millimetre ammunition hidden within a concrete wall.

PC Murray is continuing enquiries into the find.