13 held as police find grenade, 1,000 bullets and several high-powered guns

Seven weapons, including a hand grenade, and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by Western Division Officers in the Maraval district during an anti-crime operation carried out between 2 am and 1 pm today, on Friday 25th May, 2018.

The exercise, spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Neville Sankar, also included officers attached to the Maraval Criminal Investigations Department, Maraval Police Station and the Western Division Task Force.

During the exercise, officers executed several search warrants for narcotics and ammunition, at a number of houses throughout the Maraval district.

The searches resulted in officers discovering two assault rifles, one high-powered shotgun, three hand pistols, one pistol adapter, eight magazines, 1,000 rounds of assorted ammunition and one hand grenade.

Officers also seized 174 grammes of cocaine and 736 grammes of high-grade marijuana.

The searches further yielded six exotic parakeets and one Red-nosed Capuchin monkey, which are considered protected species.

Thirteen persons, all prior offenders known to the police, have been arrested in connection with the finds.

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