Police seize 6 high-powered rifles in Curepe


Police seize 6 high-powered rifles in Curepe

Police seized six high-powered rifles in Curepe this afternoon. Following a report of a gun attack and arson on Tuesday night in the Curepe area, a large team of police officers conducted a search in a forested area between Riverside Road and Savary Street, Curepe, between the hours of 1 pm and 4.30 pm today.

The officers found six high-powered rifles together with six magazines and several rounds of 5.56 ammunition. No one was seen in the area.


The exercise was initiated by ACP Anthony Belfon, Snr Supt Ramdeen, Supt Montrichard, coordinated by ASP Powder, Inspector Pitt and Inspector Highly. It was supervised by Sgt La Pierre, Cpl Forde, Cpl Superville, Const Barrette, Const Williams and other members of the Northern Division Task Force, West, supported by Tunapuna warrant staff, NDTF Intel unit, Special Branch Tunapuna, and TTPS K-9.

The exercise followed a gun attack on premises in Curepe on Tuesday night where a house was shot up and several vehicles burnt by a group of heavily-armed men.

Investigations are continuing.