High powered rifle, ammo and drugs seized during police exercise

A high powered rifle, ammunition and a quantity of marijuana were seized during an anti-crime exercise yesterday.

CNC3 news understands that officers of the North Eastern division task force, acting on information, proceeded to a house in second Caledonia, Morvant.

On entering the premises the officers observed a man fleeing in some nearby bushes.

The officers gave chase however the man escaped while combing the area they discovered the man had dropped an Uzi submachine gun loaded with 16 rounds of ammunition.

On checking the assailant's home the officers also discovered another loaded firearm magazine and approximately 3 kilogrammes of marijuana.

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