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TTPS: Mayhem avoided as Venezuelan arrested with ‘weapons of mass destruction’

Southern Division police say they have foiled what could have had a devastating effect on the burgeoning crime situation if four “weapons of mass destruction” had been put to use by criminals. 

Investigators believe their roadblocks are yielding results. 

To this end they are urging the public to be patient while police conduct these types of exercises in an effort to take guns off the streets. 

Police report that on Friday night, Southern Division Task Force (SDTF) police seized four AK-47 assault rifles and 11 magazines during a roadblock exercise at the Solomon Hochoy Highway extension near the roundabout in Debe. 

They also arrested a 30-year-old Venezuelan man and were trying to determine what gang, if any, he was affiliated with. The police said he works as a courier. 

On Saturday, the head of the division, Snr Supt Richard Smith, referred to the high-powered guns and magazines as “weapons of mass destruction,” saying they are capable of causing mayhem.