Police seize firearm from two men seated on buckets in Arouca

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Police seize firearm from two men seated on buckets in Arouca

Two men were arrested and a firearm seized during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Arouca on Tuesday 9th March, 2021.

Around 11:15pm yesterday, officers proceeding east along Cumberbatch Street, Arouca, observed two men seated on buckets
in an open yard on the northern side of the said roadway.

A TTPS report states that both men looked in the direction of the oncoming police vehicles and quickly stood up.

PC London became suspicious of their actions and quickly approached both men, identified himself a police officer, and then observed a firearm positioned at the feet of both men.

PC London retrieved the firearm and upon examination found a magazine containing ten rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition inserted in the firearm.

The two men aged 21 and 22, both of Arouca, were arrested and conveyed to the Arouca Police Station, together with the seized
firearm and ammunition.

In a separate incident yesterday, officers acted on information, proceeded to Marie Street, Calvary Hill, Arima where they searched
an open premises and found a black plastic bag which contained 29 rounds of 5.56 ammunition, along with one black ski mask. No one was arrested.

Investigations are continuing