Laventille man held with pistol, ammunition

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 09:00

A 19-year-old man was arrested and one pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Laventille area, on Friday 15th September, 2017, police said in a media statement issued Monday.

The statement said that officers conducted the exercise between 5:30am and 8:30am, during which they executed a search warrant for firearms and ammunition at the Mentor Alley, Laventille, home of the suspect.

The search resulted in a black and silver pistol loaded with a magazine containing 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition, being found in a bedroom of the house.

The man was arrested in connection with the find.