One black Springfield USA firearm with one magazine containing four rounds of .40 ammunition was found in Arima on Thursday.
The find was made during anti-crime exercises conducted in the Northern Division.
Around 8 pm, based on intelligence, a party of officers made their way to Edna Hill, Windy Hill, Arima.
Upon arrival, officers searched a wooden shack and the discovery was made.
During the same anti-crime exercise, ten persons were arrested.
Two of the ten were held for conducting an illegal gaming house, while the remaining eight were brought in on the following charges:
• Possession of cocaine
• Being found in an area where dangerous drugs are used, and
• Possession of apparatus
Investigations are continuing.