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Thursday 19 October 2017
Crime and Court

Loaded gun found in abandoned house


An AR-15 assault rifle with 50 rounds of ammunition was discovered in an abandoned house at Eric Street, Laventille shortly after midday on Wednesday.

According to reports, at 12.45 pm, officers of the Port-of-Spain CID under the supervision of Ag Snr Supt Ajith Persad, led by Sgt Anthony Williams and including Constables Lawrence Persad and Dyette searched an abandoned house at Erica Street, where the weapon was found.

Officers believe the weapon was hidden at the abandoned house by members of a gang. The weapon was sent to the Forensic Science Centre yesterday where ballistic tests will be done. No arrest was made and investigations are continuing.


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