Five persons were arrested and four pistols and a rifle seized by officers during ongoing anti-crime operations across the country, between Sunday 5th February, 2023 and Tuesday 7th February, 2023.
In the latest seizure, an intelligence-led exercise in the Central Division conducted between 4 am and 7 am, today, resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old Couva man for possession of one Glock 17 pistol fitted with a selector, two magazines and six rounds of ammunition.
Meanwhile, Task Force officers of the North Eastern Division conducted an exercise between 3 am and 6:45 am, today, with the assistance of officers of the Morvant Criminal Investigations Department and Police Station, during which they proceeded to Angelina Terrace, where a house was searched.
The search resulted in officers finding one Glock 17 pistol loaded with an extended magazine containing 25 rounds of ammunition. A quantity of marijuana was also found in a bushy area in the vicinity of the premises.
A 19-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with the finds.
In the Northern Division, Area North, officers conducted an exercise between 7 pm on Monday 6th February, 2023 and 12:30 am, today, during which they proceeded to the Arima district, where they stopped a motor vehicle with a male passenger along De Gannes Street.
A search of the vehicle resulted in officers finding one Ruger pistol loaded with a magazine containing 16 rounds of ammunition.
An 18-year-old of Santa Rosa was arrested in connection with the find.
Meanwhile, in the North Central Division, officers conducted an exercise between 9 am and 1 pm, on Sunday 5th February, 2023, during which they proceeded to the St. Augustine district, where they stopped and searched a male suspect.
The search resulted in one Taurus pistol loaded with eight rounds of ammunition being found in his possession.
The 30-year-old Aranguez man was arrested in connection with the find.
And, in the Southern Division, Area East, Task Force officers conducted an exercise between midday and 6 pm, on Sunday 5th February, 2023, during which they arrested a 39-year-old New Grant man for possession of one rifle.
Investigations are ongoing into all the above matters.