During a search along St. Francois Valley Road in Belmont last night, police seized nine AR15 rifles a large quantity of ammunition.
The search was conducted by officers of the POS Division during an anti-crime exercise. Last night, officers stopped a Nissan Almera where they discovered a quantity of ammunition and two speaker boxes. Upon examining the powered speaker boxes, officers discovered eight AR15 rifles unassembled along with 12 magazines hidden inside. During a subsequent search of a Nissan B15, another AR15 rifle was found. A total of nine persons were arrested during the exercise.
The intelligence-led operation was spearheaded by ACP Williams and Snr. Supt. Moore, Supt Ablack, Supt Rampath, ASP Cumberbatch and supervised by Insp. McGuirk, Insp Walker, Sgt. Alexander and Sgt. Parris, including officers of the Besson Street Operation Unit, Port of Spain Division Task Force, Belmont.