The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service continues its crackdown on illegal weapons in this country.
In two separate anti-crime exercises yesterday, officers arrested two people, each of whom were caught with a pistol and ammunition.
During an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Diego Martin district yesterday, officers of the West End Police Station arrested A teenager and seized a pistol and one round of ammunition.
One man was arrested and a pistol and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the El Socorro district last night.
According to official police reports, at about 7:00 pm, on Sunday 22 December, officers proceeded to the home of a 26-year-old male suspect in Chanka Trace, El Socorro.
There, they conducted a search, which resulted in the discovery of one Ruger pistol fitted with a magazine containing five rounds of ammunition in the man’s possession.
Investigations are ongoing.
One man has been arrested and two firearms and quantities of marijuana and ammunition seized by officers of the Port of Spain Division, over the weekend.
The arrests and seizures took place during an Operation Strike Back Two exercise, conducted in the Belmont and Cascade Districts on Saturday 21 December.
The exercise also included officers of the Port of Spain Division Task Force, Interagency Task Force, Belmont Operations Unit, Besson Street Operations Unit, Transit Police, Canine Unit and the Air Support Unit.
Police officers were able to recover a stolen vehicle and arrest two men from Laventille, on Tuesday, whilst on patrol.
According to a police report, shortly before 10 pm on Tuesday, members of the Inter Agency Task Force were on patrol along Kerr Road, Laventille, when they observed a silver Nissan Tiida carrying licence plates matching the description of a car that was reported stolen on Monday in east Port of Spain.
The officers stopped the car and searched it and found a .380 automatic pistol and four rounds of ammunition.
The son of a well-known gang leader currently is in police custody.
The suspect was detained by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) in Couva just after 9 this morning.
Senior intelligence sources told Guardian Media that police recovered one firearm and ammunition so far at a house in Sonny Ladoo Trace, Mc Bean Couva.
Police also seized more than $50,000 in cash.
The operation was driven by intelligence obtained by SORT and is ongoing.
The detained man’s father currently is in prison.
The son of a well known gang leader who is behind bars was detained by officers of the Special Operations Response Team in Couva just after 9am.
Senior intelligence sources told Guardian Media that police recovered one firearm and ammunition so far at the location in Sonny Ladoo Trace, Mc Bean Couva.
Police also seized more than $50,000 in cash. The operation was driven by intelligence obtained by SORT and is ongoing. More infornation will be posted as it comes to GML.
Story by MARK BASSANT
Four persons were arrested on suspicion of being involved in gang related activities this morning, by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT).
According to official police reports, at about 5:30am, SORT officers, with help from the Canine Branch, were conducting an anti-crime exercise conducted in the D’Abadie district. They were executing several search warrants were executed at different homes for illegal firearms and ammunition.
One man was arrested and a firearm and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Central Division Task Force during an anticrime exercise conducted in the Claxton Bay district, this week.
During the exercise, which was conducted between Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th December, several search warrants were executed and several drug blocks searched.
Police reports indicated that officers observed a vehicle parked along Diamond Road, Diamond Village, Claxton Bay, with a lone male occupant.
One Venezuelan national was detained by officers of the Emergency Response Patrol Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, last evening.
According to official police reports, whilst on patrol along Debe Main Road, officers PC Charles and PC Tambie had cause to search a Venezuelan national.
The officers found in his possession, one Beretta pistol with 6 rounds 9mm ammunition.
Officers seized the gun and ammunition and the suspect was arrested and taken to the Barrackpore Police Station.
Enquiries are continuing.
Officers who responded to a fight along Independence Square South in Port of Spain on Monday morning ended up recovering a loaded gun in a vehicle after a brief chase.
According to a police report, at about 7 am, a team of officers from the Emergency Response Patrol—including Cpl Moore, WPC Orr, PCs Murray, Pierre and Bramble—were on mobile patrol when they received information from a passerby, who claimed there was a fight on Independence Square South.
Police were told that the suspect was the driver of a red Elantra.