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18 held, 4 guns, 73 rounds of ammo seized
Four guns and 73 rounds of ammunition have been seized, while 18 people have been arrested for gun and ammunition related offences in south Trinidad.
In the first incident, around 4:45 am on Friday, Sgt Jaggernauth and other officers executed a search warrant at Moolchan Trace, Thicke Village, Fyzabad, where they arrested a 34-year-old electrician for possession of three rounds of 5.56 ammunition. They said the ammunition was found in a car belonging to the electrician.
Hours later, police arrested eight people including two Venezuelan women after one Bernadelli pistol, one Tanfoglio pistol, a black ski mask, and 21 rounds of ammunition were found at a house at Marcano Avenue, Princes Town. The suspects, aged 19 to 34, were charged with possession of arms and ammunition.
In the South Oropouche district, officers led by Sgt Sheldon Ablacksingh went to Ralph Narine Trace where they saw a man acting suspiciously near the savannah. Police said the man ran off and was held a short distance away. A Colt .38 revolver and six rounds of ammunition were found in his pocket.
At 5:45 pm on Friday, Sgt Jaggernath and his team went back to Fyzabad where they executed another search warrant at Gamble Street and found 40 rounds of 9 mm ammunition hidden inside a brown hutch in the living room. Seven people, ages 21 to 30, including three labourers and a nursing assistant were arrested.
Meanwhile, around 2:12 am yesterday, police arrested a Claxton Bay man after a revolver loaded with three rounds of 9 mm ammunition were found in his possession as he walked along Moodie Stewart Street, Marabella.
During an anti-crime exercise in Fyzabad, three other people were arrested for narcotic offences. Among them was a 23-year-old labourer of Tyson Trace, South Oropouche, who was held with four grammes of marijuana; a 32-year-old man of Almond Drive who was arrested for possession of four grammes of cocaine, and a 36-year-old shop proprietor of Easy Street, Fyzabad, who was arrested for three grammes of marijuana.
The accused will appear in the San Fernando and Siparia courts tomorrow.
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