A 23-year-old woman was arrested after police seized 600 rounds of 5.56 ammunition during mobile patrols in Freeport on Tuesday.
Police reports indicate that on Tuesday 24th October, 2023, PC Rampersad and PC Packette were on mobile patrol duty in the Freeport area, when they received pertinent information. Based on the information received, the officers stopped a white Hyundai Elantra motor vehicle with two occupants, along Mandela Drive, Orange Field Road, Carapichaima.
Upon seeing the police officers, the driver quickly exited the vehicle, pointed a firearm in the direction of the officers and began shooting at them. The both officers returned fire in keeping with the TTPS Use of Force Policy. However, the driver ran into a bushy area and escaped.
When the officers searched the vehicle, they found a blue bag with 600 rounds of 5.56 ammunition. A female passenger was arrested and the ammunition was secured.
PC Rampersad is continuing enquiries.