Pistol found after police stop vehicle in Couva

Three persons were arrested and one pistol along with a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Couva CID, during an anti-crime exercise in the district, yesterday.

The exercise coordinated and supervised by ASP (Ag.) Michael Pierre and including officers of the Couva CID, Crime Patrol and Major Crimes Unit and Canine Branch, was conducted between 12noon and 8:00pm.

Police say that during the exercise they had cause to stop and search a blue Nissan Tiida motor vehicle, which was proceeding along Exchange Road, Couva, with three male occupants.

The search resulted in one Kimber Yonkers pistol, loaded with six rounds of 9mm ammunition being discovered in the vehicle.

The three occupants; a 29-year-old San Raphael man, a 24-year-old Cunupia man and a 32- year-old Chaguanas man, were arrested in connection with the find.

Officers then proceeded to an abandoned shack along the same road, where they found one Walther pistol, loaded with two rounds of .38mm ammunition.

No arrest was made in connection with this find.