18 months of intelligence led to Central drug, ammunition bust

Police say the drugs and ammunition bust made in Central Trinidad this morning, was based on 18 months of intelligence work.

The operation resulted in the arrest of two suspects and the seizure of large quantities of marijuana and firearms at a house in Chaguanas.

It was coordinated by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith between Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November, 2018, and involved officers of the Special Operations Response Team, the Strategic Services Agency and the Canine Unit.

Police say that acting on intelligence gathered over the past 18 months, the officers proceeded to a building at Macaya Trace, Munroe Road, Chaguanas, where they executed a search warrant.

The search resulted in the discovery and seizure of large quantities of drugs and automatic assault rifles.

Two male suspects who were found in the building at the time of the exercise, were arrested.

Police say they are in the process of quantifying the street value of the find.

Commissioner Griffith says the automatic assault rifles which were seized are indicative of the type of firepower which criminals now have at their disposal in Trinidad and Tobago.

He believes that it is in this context, police officers need to defend themselves against such threats. 

The Commissioner has commended officers involved in the operation for their hard work and dedication to duty.

Commissioner Griffith is also thanking members of the public for providing information which aided in the success of the operation.

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