Police detain two, firearms and ammo seized in ongoing exercises

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Police detain two, firearms and ammo seized in ongoing exercises

Two persons were arrested and quantities of firearms and ammunition seized by officers during anti-crime exercises conducted across the country yesterday.

In the Port of Spain Division, officers of the Gang and Intelligence Unit conducted an exercise between 3 pm and 8 pm, on Thursday 7th December, 2023, during which they conducted searches at Duncan, Tilsbury and St. Paul Streets.

During the searches, officers found and seized one AK-47 along with quantities of ammunition, an extended magazine and several component parts in the East Dry River district.

Two suspects, a 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, both of Port of Spain, were arrested in connection with the find.

In a separate incident, officers of the North Central Division Task Force, conducted an exercise between 10 pm on Thursday 7th December, 2023 and 2 am on Friday 8th December, 2023, in the Tunapuna district.

During the exercise, officers attempted to apprehend a man. On seeing the officers, the man allegedly dropped a firearm and made his escape.

Investigations are ongoing into the above incidents.