The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) would like to inform the public that a video purporting that the Police seized a cache of firearms last night was incorrect. What the Police found were several objects resembling firearms which were being used as props in a music video.
According to a TTPS report, around 9:35 pm on November 28th, 2020, a party of police officers whilst on exercise duty, responded to a wireless transmission that there was a group of men at the end of Sahadeen Trace, Vega de Oropouche, armed with firearms. There were also reports of loud explosions.
A police media release also indicate a party of police officers stopped a white Nissan Navara with a group of men. One person, aged 46, of Waterloo Road, Arouca, said he was the leader of the group, and that they were shooting a music video. A search of the vehicle revealed camera equipment, as well as several plastic objects resembling firearms of different types. The leader of the group indicated that they were all props being used in a music video. The police party also discovered a silver coloured air pistol with a black grip.
The grip was also wrapped in black electrical tape. When asked if he had a permit to keep and carry the air pistol, the leader of the group replied no. The air pistol was then seized pending further enquiries.
The video has been trending on social media since last night.