Police have seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in an anti-crime exercise.
The Police Service issued the following statement today:
"Port of Spain Division – firearm, ammunition seized
Between the hours of 5:00am to 11:00am on Friday 12th August 2016, CplMarajh along with a party of officers attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team and Duncan Street Police Post acted upon information received and proceeded to a bushy area in Commonwealth Drive, Nelson Street, Freeport where they conducted a search.
Princes Town MP Barry Padarath has congratulated the police for their seizure of 6,800 bullets and five high-powered firearms in Piparo on Saturday.
The following is a statement issued by Padarath's office today.
"Princes Town MP, Barry Padarath congratulated the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service for their hard work and diligence in the seizure of 6,800 rounds of ammunition in Piparo, Princes Town.
Police have seized several guns as well as ammunition in several operations over the last few days.
A statement by the Police Service outlines its recent actions.
"Western Division – firearm, ammunition seized
Around 8:00pm on Wednesday 3rd August 2016, Inspector Hospedales along with a party of officers attached to the Western Division Criminal Investigations Department and Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence at Chaconia Cresent, Four Roads, Diego Martin where they conducted a search.
An Arouca man has been held with a gun and ammunition during a police exercise that nabbed six people.
The exercise began at 10 am Wednesday and ended at midnight.
The following is a police statement on the arrests.
A father and his son from Valsayn are now in police custody after being held in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.
According to police reports, a raid was conducted early this morning at their Windsor road home, the men who are said to be family members of a well know car dealer in the Bamboo area were held with 2 illegal firearms and a quantity of ammunition.
The 54 year old man and his 23 year old son were held by officers of the St Joseph CID.
Investigations are continuing.
A Coast Guard bust has resulted in the seizure of marijuana and ammunition.
The following is a statement from the Coast Guard:
"Whilst on routine patrol on Monday 4th April 2016, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard intercepted a white pirogue registered as TFS 2920 with three (3) persons onboard. The vessel and it occupants were escorted to Staubles Bay.
The police have made several arrests for possession of arms and ammunition and illegal drugs.
It came during a series of police exercises in Port-of-Spain, Arima, Sangre Grande and Arouca.
The following is a statement from the Police Service.
"In keeping with the Ministry of National Security’s drive to strengthen law enforcement operations to more efficiently combat crime, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) conducted overnight anti-crime operations that resulted in the following successes:
Three men have been held and a quantity of drugs, guns and ammunition seized in various areas as police conducted overnight anti-crime operations.
In Princes Town, shortly after 5pm on Monday officers of the Criminal Investigation Department and the Court and Process Unit conducted an exercise in a teak field at Lengua road, when they observed two men acting suspiciously.
The men are said to have run off on seeing police. According to reports, the officers gave chase and held the men.