Man held with gun in bar

One man was arrested and a firearm and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Central Division’s Emergency Response Patrol and Central Division Operations Unit, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Carapichaima district, last night.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to a bar located at Orange Field Road, around 9 pm, on Monday 11th February, 2019, where they conducted a search of the premises and bar patrons.

After nothing illegal was discovered most of the officers left the scene.

Two officers, however, remained at the location and continued to conduct surveillance on the bar, during which they observed a man with a firearm in his possession.

The officers confronted the man and conducted a search which resulted in one Beretta pistol, loaded with a magazine containing 11 rounds of ammunition being discovered.

The suspect; a Carapichaima man, was arrested in connection with the find.

Investigations are ongoing.