The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service continues its crackdown on illegal weapons in this country.
In two separate anti-crime exercises yesterday, officers arrested two people, each of whom were caught with a pistol and ammunition.
During an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Diego Martin district yesterday, officers of the West End Police Station arrested A teenager and seized a pistol and one round of ammunition.
According to official police reports, officers were on mobile patrol around 10:30am, on Wednesday when they had cause to stop and search a teenager who was riding a bicycle along Cicada Drive.
The search resulted in officers finding one pistol loaded with a magazine containing one round of ammunition.
The 17-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with the find.
And Southern Division police arrested a taxi driver and seized a firearm and quantity of ammunition during an anti-crime exercise in the Claxton Bay district yesterday.
Police reports indicate that during the exercise on Wednesday, officers of the Southern Division Task Force proceeded to St. Margaret’s Village, Claxton Bay, around 6:15pm, where they executed a search warrant at the home of a 23-year-old suspect.
The search resulted in the discovery of one Taurus pistol loaded with an extended magazine and containing 18 rounds of ammunition.
The suspect—who was in the house at the time of the search—was arrested in connection with the find.
Investigations are ongoing in both cases.
Story by NEWS DESK