Man held, firearm seized in Sangre Grande

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Man held, firearm seized in Sangre Grande

One man was arrested and a firearm and quantity of ammunition seized during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Sangre Grande early this morning.

The exercise, coordinated by ACP Andy Belfon, Snr. Supt. Ramdeen, Supt. Edwards and W/ASP Powder, was conducted between 1 am and 4 am, on Saturday 7th August, 2021 and included officers of the Northern Division Task Force, Area East (NDTF-E), NDTF-E Intelligence Unit, Arima Operations and the Canine Unit.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to Vega De Oropouche, Sangre Grande, where they conducted a search of the home of a 41-year-old male suspect.

The search resulted in officers finding one black and silver Taurus pistol loaded with a magazine containing 10 rounds of ammunition.

The man who was in the house at the time of the search, was arrested in connection with the find.

Investigations are ongoing.