Three shotguns found – man, 63, arrested

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Three shotguns found – man, 63, arrested

A 63-year-old man was arrested after police found and seized three shotguns and a quantity of ammunition yesterday.

During the period 1.30 pm and 6 pm on December 12th, 2020, under the supervision of 16339 Ag Cpl Neaves, police officers proceeded to the Old Petrotrin fields in the Mayaro district.

A TTPS report indicates that the officers searched several persons and vehicles. Around 4 pm, the party of officers proceeded to a camp at Gudron Oilfield Road, Guayaguayare, which was occupied by a 63-year-old man, formerly of Alice Trace, Bristol Village, Mayaro.

The report also states the camp was searched and three homemade shotguns, one 357 rifle, one Mosberg 500A 12-gauge shotgun, along with three rounds of 12-gauge cartridges, and another with one spent nine millimetre casing were found.

The suspect was arrested. He is expected to be charged and will appear before the Mayaro Magistrates’ Court on Monday, December 14th, 2020.

Also involved in the exercises were officers of the Mayaro CID, Eastern Division Task Force, and the Emergency Response Patrol (ERP).