A 22-year-old man from Arima was arrested this morning for being in illegal possession of a shotgun. He was one of three occupants of a vehicle where a shotgun was discovered after the vehicle was stopped and searched by police.
Officers attached to the Emergency Response Patrol (ERP) were on mobile patrol around 1 am, near Kelly Village, Caroni, when they observed a red Toyota Corolla with four occupants acting in a suspicious manner. Officers stopped and searched the vehicle and allegedly found one black metal object resembling a firearm.
One of the occupants was arrested, however, the other three occupants escaped on foot while the car was being searched. A search for the three occupants was conducted but proved futile.
Investigations are ongoing.