A Valencia man was arrested and a pistol and a quantity of ammunition seized, by officers of the Eastern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Valencia district last night.
Officers were on mobile patrol between 6 pm and 8 pm on Monday, during which they observed a man walking along the Valencia Old Road, Valencia, and acting suspiciously.
Upon seeing the officers, the suspect attempted to run off but was apprehended a short distance away along Gill Street and searched.
The search resulted in one Glock pistol being discovered in a blue and black bag which he had in his possession.
A magazine containing 22 rounds of 9mm ammunition was also found in his front right pocket.
The suspect; an 18-year-old of Valencia Old Road, Valencia was arrested in connection with the find.
Investigations are ongoing.
The photo accompanying this article is not the exact weapon seized by the police but is used to demonstrated what a Glock pistol looks like.