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Tuesday 17 October 2017
Crime and Court

Gun found in baby’s clothes

Criminals used baby clothing to try and conceal a firearm which was found by police during an exercise in Champs Fleurs.

According to reports, Northern Division police officers were in Champ Fleurs conducting the exercise from midday to 11 pm on Monday, when they received information which led them to an abandoned house on Mt Hope Road.

The officers, led by Sgt Ishmael Pitt, searched the house and found the gun along with a quantity of ammunition wrapped in blue and pink baby clothing. While no one was arrested, police sources told Newsday the firearm has been sent to the Forensic Science Centre in St James for ballistics tests.

Police said criminals are using any and every means to hide their weapons, money and even drugs. Sources said that baby prams are used to hide guns and drugs. Another firearm was seized in a car occupied by two men. The two men were arrested and are now said to be assisting police with investigations.

According to reports, officers of the Special Investigation Unit, the Northern Division Task Force, La Horquetta CID and the Canine Unit under the supervision of Inspector Robert Joseph were in a roadblock exercise when they stopped a Nissan Tiida car. During a search of the vehicle, the officers found a Taurus .38 revolver, a ski-mask and several rounds of ammunition. Two men, aged 18 and 19, and both from Centenary Extension, Pasea Road in Tunapuna were arrested.

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