Man held with .38 revolver, six rounds of ammunition

Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 00:00

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in Central Trinidad with an unlicensed firearm and six rounds of ammunition.

A statement from the police says the arrest was made after police intercepted a vehicle in Claxton Bay.

The following is the statement from the police.

"In keeping with the Ministry of National Security’s drive to strengthen law enforcement operations to more efficiently combat crime, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) conducted overnight anti-crime operations that resulted in the following successes:

Around 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd February, 2016 police officers from the Central Division were on patrol along Springvale Road, Claxton Bay, where they stopped a white Nissan B-14 with one male occupant, age 26. 

The said vehicle was searched and one .38 revolver and six live rounds of .38 ammunition, a black pouch containing a quantity of cream solids and foil packets with cream solids resembling cocaine with a weight of 43 grams were found on the floor in the area of the right front seat. 

The occupant of the vehicle was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and possession of cocaine for trafficking.

We will continue to keep the media informed of more police anti-crime operations later on in the day or as information is received."

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* The picture accompanying this story is not the exact photo of the gun and ammunition seized, and if meant only to reflect what a .38 revolver looks like.