Man held with gun, ammunition in St Joseph

A 30-year-old man was arrested and one firearm and a quantity of ammunition seized, during an exercise in the St. Joseph district.

The suspect of Maracas, St. Joseph, was taken into custody after officers conducted a search of his person on Thursday 3rd January, 2019, and resulted in the seizure of the illegal items.

While on mobile patrol along El Chorro Road, Maracas, St. Joseph, officers observed a man attempting to evade police detection.

A foot chase ensued and the suspect was quickly subdued.

A subsequent search of his person, led officers to discover one Smith and Wesson pistol loaded with a magazine containing eight rounds of 9mm ammunition.

The suspect was taken to the Tunapuna Police Station, pending further enquiries.

PC Stanisclaus, of the Northern Division Task Force, is continuing investigations.

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