Man held with Thompson sub-machine gun in St Augustine

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 13:45

Police have arrested a man in possession of a sub-machine gun in St Augustine.

According to reports, around 5:30pm Thursday, officers were proceeding south along St. John Road, St. Augustine, when they observed a Blue Nissan B-14 - registration PBB 9112 - at a standstill along the road.

The officers approached the vehicle which then sped off.

The police gave chase and subsequently intercepted same vehicle a short distance away.

After carrying out a search of the said vehicle, officers found and seized a Thompson sub-machine gun .45 calibre. 

The suspect was then arrested and taken to the Tunapuna Police Station.

PC Seetaram of the Tunapuna C.I.D. is continuing enquiries.