14 arrested for drugs, arms, ammunition

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 15:00

Police have detained 14 persons and seized a quantity of drugs, arms and ammunition following an anti-crime exercise in the Northern Division.

Between the hours of 1pm and 11pm on Wednesday 5th April, 2017, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force and Canine Unit, conducted an exercise at the Heights of Guanapo, Arima.

A search warrant was executed at a mosque in the area for arms and ammunition.

While nothing illegal was found, a search of a nearby bushy area resulted in officers finding a black bag containing 194 grammes of marijuana, 56 rounds of .9mm ammunition, three rounds of .45mm ammunition and one Smith and Wesson revolver with a loaded magazine.

Investigations are continuing.