Four persons appeared before a Chaguanas Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.
The accused were charged by officers of the Central Division Task Force (CDTF), during an anti-crime exercise in the Chaguanas district, on Friday 20th April, 2018.
Vishal Singh, 41, owner of a poultry depot located in Chase Village; his wife, Mala Singh, 38, both of Perseverance Road, Chaguanas; Ronnel Matthew, 26, of Wallerfield, Arima and Caleb Morille, 28, of Pinto Road, Arima, all appeared before Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor in the Chaguanas 1st Magistrates’ Court to answer the charges on Monday 23rd April, 2018.
Matthew pled guilty to the charges and was remanded into police custody.
He is scheduled to reappear before Senior Magistrate Connor on Wednesday 25th April, 2018.
The remaining three, pled not guilty, and were granted bail and are expected to appear before a Magistrate on Thursday 24th May, 2018.
Acting on information, CDTF officers proceeded to the depot around 2:30pm on Friday 20th April, 2018, where they conducted a search.
The search resulted in officers finding and seizing one Smith and Wesson revolver loaded with three rounds of .38mm ammunition, which was hidden under a counter.
The exercise was supervised by Sgt. Glen Persad and Cpl Krishnarine Maharaj of the CDTF, while charges were laid by PC Devenand Beharry.