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Monday 23 October 2017
Crime and Court

Guns, drugs found; men arrested

Three men have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a quantity of marijuana in an abandoned car.

Police from the North Eastern Division Task force, led by Snr Supt Surrendra Sagramsingh, ASP Michael Sooker, and co-ordinated by Sgt Simeon Guelmo, conducted a 12-hour anti crime exercise from 11 am to 11 pm on Thursday. During the exercise police were led to an abandoned car in Petit Bourg. They searched the car and found 109 grammes of marijuana.

The three men, all from Morvant, were then arrested and were said to be in custody up to press time, assisting police.

Police also found three firearms in separate locations during the exercise.

Task Force officers searched an abandoned building in Chinapoo Village, Morvant, where they found a Desert Eagle pistol with six rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Police then went to Bagatelle Road, San Juan, where they found a Smith and Wesson pistol with five rounds of ammunition.

Another Smith and Wesson revolver was found under a derelict car on Parry Lane, El Socorro. The gun was found with two rounds of .38 ammunition.

No arrests were made in connection to these finds.

In the Northern Division, police seized a gun which was dropped by an unknown man in Arouca. According to reports, police from the Northern Division were on patrol in Windy Hill when they saw a man standing in the road. When he saw them, he ran off. Police chased him but lost him in some bushes. However, police noticed that he dropped something while trying to escape. They searched the area, and found a revolver, loaded with six rounds of .38 ammunition.

Police are now on the search of the unknown man.

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