17-year-old held with pistol, ammunition

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:15

A 17-year-old was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division Area Central Task Force during an anti-crime exercise on Friday, a police statement said.

The exercise, conducted between 6 pm and 12 midnight in the Oropune district, was coordinated by Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ag.), McDonald Jacob and spearheaded by Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel.

Acting on information, officers proceeded to Apartment #2, Oropune Circular, Oropune, where a search warrant was executed.

The search resulted in one Ruger pistol, loaded with a magazine containing 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition being discovered in a bedroom of the apartment.

A 17-year-old suspect who was found in the building at the time of the search was arrested in connection with the find.