SWDTF arrest 2 men during covert exercise; gun, ammo seized

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SWDTF arrest 2 men during covert exercise; gun, ammo seized

Two men are to be charged and taken before the courts for possession of a firearm and ammunition based on a surveillance exercise in the South-Western Division overnight.

On Friday 26th April, 2024, between 7 pm and 11 pm officers of the South-Western Division Task Force (SWDTF) conducted a covert exercise in the San Francique area. Based on the information received, officers of the SWDTF paid attention to a White Toyota Aqua parked alongside the roadway.

Once the officers gathered sufficient information, they approached the White Aqua vehicle and identified themselves to the occupants of the car. Based on their intelligence the officers searched the vehicle and allegedly discovered a black and brown bronze firearm with a trigger mechanism and firing selector fitted with a magazine containing 15 rounds of 7.62 ammunition.

The men, ages 21 and 24 both of El Socorro, San Juan were immediately arrested and taken to the Fyzabad Police Station for processing and further investigation.

Both men are expected to appear before the Masters’ Court early next week.