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Two on gun, drug charges in court today

Published: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
The illegal gun, ammunition, drugs and other contraband seized by officers attached to the Valencia Police Post on Tuesday. PICTURE RALPH BANWARIE

Two men were arrested after police seized an illegal gun, ammunition and a quantity of illegal drugs in Valencia on Tuesday evening.

Police reported that acting on information received they went to Palm Road, Valencia, where they searched two houses.

The officers found one Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol and 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition, one magazine, 14 bails of cured marijuana, marijuana seeds and some loose marijuana which carry a total street value of $60,000, a sum of TT currency and two cell phones.

The two men, who were reported smoking the illegal substance when the police arrived, were arrested.

The two unemployed men, from Palm Road, Valencia and Mt Zion Road, Maturita, were taken to the Valencia Police Post and cautioned and charged by PC Benoit with possession of a firearm, ammunition and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.

The officers in the exercise included Cpl Samaroo, PCs Blake, Baptiste and Benoit.

The men are expected to appear before a Sangre Grande magistrate today.

RALPH BANWARIE