Men arrested for gun and ammo possession

Men arrested for gun and ammo possession

Two men were arrested and a firearm and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Laventille district on Tuesday night.

Officers conducted the exercise between 9:00pm on Tuesday 11th February 2020 and 1:00am, on Wednesday 12th February 2020, during which they proceeded to Robinson Lane, Pashley Street, Laventille, where they observed a man acting suspiciously.

Upon seeing the officers, the man ran off, but was held a short distance away.

A search was conducted which resulted in one Taurus pistol loaded with a magazine containing four rounds of ammunition being discovered in his possession.

The suspect, a 19-year-old of the district was arrested in connection with the find. A second suspect, an 18-year-old, also of the area, was found hiding in some nearby bushes and also arrested.

Investigations are ongoing.