A member of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment was arrested for being in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, as well as breaking quarantine.
During an Operation Strike Back 3 exercise, police officers stopped a silver-coloured Mazda 3 motor vehicle in Mt Lambert. A search was conducted of the said vehicle and officers found and took possession of a firearm equipped with a selector and fitted with one magazine containing 17 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition.
The suspect, an active member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF), was arrested and taken to the San Juan Sub-Station. A subsequent search was conducted at his residence located Stratham Lodge Road, St. Augustine, where the officers found and seized two rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition. During the search, the officers found one quarantine order for 14 days from the Ministry of Health C.M.O.H. Victoria, San Fernando Office dated May 19th, in the name of the suspect.
The exercise was spearheaded by Ag/ACP Andy Belfon, Ag/Snr Supt Winston Maharaj, ASP Pariman and Insp Bharath, coordinated by Ag/Sgt Martin and supervised by Cpl Daniel and Ag/Cpl Duncan and included other officers of the NED Task Force.