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Police continue crackdown on illegal weapons

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.

El Socorro man held with Pistol and Ammo

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.

Claxton Bay Man Held with Gun and Ammo

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.