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.
Victor Cameron, 40, a mechanic was arrested by officers of the Gaparilllo Police station during an anti-crime exercise in the district.
According to a release from the TTPS, on Friday 27th April, acting on information officers went to a house at Mayo road, where they discovered a box containing one Tangfolio pistol loaded with a magazine containing 15 rounds of .9mm ammunition and two grammes of marijuana.
After searching the suspect officers seized one Amadeo Rossi revolver loaded with four rounds of 38mm ammunition.
One person is now in police custody after Central Division officers had cause to arrest him for possession of ammunition, during an anti-crime exercise in the Freeport district yesterday.
The exercise, which was conducted between 12 am and 4 am by WPC Tricia Sammy, of Central Division Operations Unit, on Sunday 29th April, 2018, also included officers of the Freeport Police Station.
Acting on information, officers proceeded to Bholai Trace West, Chase Village.
An anti-crime exercise, in the Arouca district, has resulted in an ammunition haul being made by Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) officers, yesterday.
Officers of the NDTF Area Central, under the supervision of Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel and led by Sgt. Ishmael Pitt, conducted the exercise between 10 pm and 2 am, on Sunday 29th April, 2018.
Acting on information, the officers proceeded to an abandoned wooden structure at Windy Hill, Arouca, around 1 am, where they conducted a search.
For the period January 1st, 2018 to April 16th, 2018, the Trinidad and Tobago Police (TTPS) Service has recorded a 69% increase in the seizure of ammunition and a 9% increase in firearm seizures, when compared to the same period in 2017.
During the 2017 period, 3,199 assorted rounds of ammunition were found and/or seized by the TTPS, while the 2018 period saw 5,391 assorted rounds of ammunition being discovered and/or seized.
Firearm seizures in 2017 resulted in 277 weapons being taken off the streets when compared to the 302 seized for the period under review in 2018.
Five foreign nationals are expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.
The accused were arrested during an anti-crime exercise in the Erin district, over the weekend.
Robert Martinnez, 30, of the Dominican Republic, and Michael Herrera, 27; Angel Bravo, 24; Adrian Arzolay, 23; and Roger Maijas, 23; all of Venezuela, were arrested by officers of the Erin Police Station, on Saturday 14th April, 2018.
Six persons including four teenaged sisters are arrested and a gun and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Maloney district, on Tuesday.
The exercise, spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and supervised by Sgt. Ishmael Pitt, was conducted, between 8 pm on Tuesday and 1 am on Wednesday.
During the exercise, officers proceeded to an apartment in Maloney Gardens, where they executed a search, which resulted in one Smith and Wesson revolver loaded with four rounds of .38 ammunition being seized.
A revolver and a quantity of ammunition were discovered by officers of the Penal Police Station during an anti-crime exercise, in the Cedros district, yesterday.
Police said in a statement that officers conducted the exercise around 2:30 pm on Monday 9th April, 2018, during which, based on information, they proceeded to an open area at Constance Estate, Icacos Village, where they found one Smith and Wesson revolver and five rounds of .38mm special ammunition, wrapped in a green jersey, hidden under some coconut branches.
No one was arrested in connection with the find.
A quantity of army issued ammunition was discovered by officers of the Stolen Vehicles Squad during an anti-crime exercise, in the Central division, yesterday.
Officers conducted the exercise between 8 am and 12:25 pm on Thursday 5th April, 2018, during which, based on information, they proceeded to an abandoned lot along Tamarind Drive, Jerningham Junction, Cunupia, where they found 60 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition and 50 rounds of 9mm ammunition, all bearing ‘TTR’ markings.
No one was arrested in connection with the find.
A Freeport man was arrested and a quantity of ammunition found by officers of the Freeport Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise in Freeport on Monday.
The officers conducted the exercise, which was supervised Insp. (Ag.) Dane James, between 5 am and 2 pm on Monday 2nd April, 2018.
During the exercise, officers executed a search warrant at the Siewdass Road, Freeport home of a 44-year-old man.
There, they seized a black plastic packet, containing five rounds of .38mm ammunition, concealed under the suspect’s bed.