Charlieville man charged with gun & ammunition possession

A 52-year-old Charlieville man is due to appear before the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court after being arrested and charged for possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Deodath Balkaransingh aka ‘Sarram’, a labourer of the Chaguanas Borough Corporation, was arrested during an exercise conducted by officers of the Northern Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF) on Monday.

During the exercise, NEDTF officers along with members of the Canine Unit, executed a search warrant at the suspect’s home in East Charlieville.

The search resulted in officers discovering a King Cobra magnum revolver loaded with a magazine containing 25 rounds of .38mm ammunition.

The suspect was arrested and taken to the Morvant Police Station, where he was later charged by PC Cato, of the NEDTF.

Meanwhile, a search was carried out of a bushy area near the suspect’s home where officers found 23 packets of marijuana.

The drug which has an estimated weight of 12.5 kilogrammes and street value of $12,500, was seized and destroyed.

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