Three firearms seized in sustained anti-crime exercises

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Three firearms seized in sustained anti-crime exercises

Several suspects were arrested and three firearms seized by officers during sustained anti-crime operations across the country between Thursday and Friday morning.

In the Western Division, Task Force officers conducted an exercise between 5 pm and 7 pm, on Thursday 2nd March, 2023, during which they proceeded to the Cocorite district, where they observed a male suspect with an object resembling a firearm in his possession.

As the officers approached the man, he dropped the object and ran off. A check of the area resulted in officers finding one Beretta pistol loaded with five rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Meanwhile, a sting operation conducted in the Diego Martin area between 10:30 pm and 11:55 pm, yesterday, resulted in one Beretta pistol being seized and the arrest of a 27-year-old Four Roads man.

In the South Western Division, Task Force officers, conducted an anti-crime exercise around 5:10 am yesterday, during which they proceeded to the Fyzabad district.

A search was conducted at the home of a 33-year-old suspect, which resulted in one Browning pistol loaded with a magazine containing three rounds of ammunition being discovered.

Three suspects, ages 33 to 70, who were at the house at the time of the exercise were arrested in connection with the find.

In other exercises, officers of the Arima Criminal Investigations Department, Northern Division Task Force, Areas North and South, responded to a report of a larceny in progress at a Wallerfield quarry around 11 pm, Thursday.

Reports indicate that officers were on patrol in the Arima district when they received the report and responded immediately.

Four suspects, ages 18 to 30, of Wallerfield and La Horquetta, were arrested after being found with a quantity of construction ply and 10 bags of cement in their possession in the vicinity of the quarry.

Investigations are ongoing into all the above matters.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service thanks members of the public for providing the actionable information which resulted in the above seizures and arrests and urges citizens to keep partnering with the police to make their communities safer.