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Thursday 21 September 2017
Crime and Court

Weekend exercises uncover drugs, guns, ammo

Officers of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) and others were on the hunt for lawbreakers this weekend as firearms, ammunition, marijuana and camouflage clothing were confiscated during several anti-crime exercises throughout the country which began on Friday evening and ending yesterday morning.

On Friday, at about 5.30 pm, a 19-year-old man was held at his Mentor Alley, Laventille home where officers of the IATF executed a search warrant. Officers recovered a black and silver pistol loaded with a magazine containing 15 rounds of .9mm ammunition stashed inside a bedroom of the house.

In a separate incident in San Juan, a 35-year-old man was held for the possession of a firearm and three rounds of ammunition. According to reports, the man was standing in a carpark of a business place in Saddle Road where he was stopped and searched by officers of the Barataria Police Station.

Also on Sunday, officers of the Southern Division Task Force were conducting anti-crime exercises in the La Romaine area when they visited a forested area at Pond Street and discovered a loaded revolver, two rounds of .32mm ammunition, 340 grammes of marijuana and a pair of camouflage pants. No one was held in connection with the find and officers are continuing investigations.

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