Moruga farmer charged with gun and ammunition possession

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 12:45

A Moruga man is expected to appear before a Princes Town Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Rolan Ramjit Rooplal, 50, a farmer, of La Fortune Trace, Moruga, was arrested during a joint exercise between the Moruga Police Station and the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, on Monday 30th April, 2018.

The exercise, which was coordinated by Sgt. Deodath Seepersad and led by Cpl. (Ag.) Kishore Ramsingh, took place between 9:45 pm and 12:30 am, in the Moruga district.

During the exercise, officers proceeded to a camp at Saunders Trace, Moruga, where they conducted a search.

The search yielded one homemade shotgun and six rounds of 16 gauge cartridges.

Rooplal was subsequently charged by Cpl. (Ag.) Ramsingh.