As police officers continue to crack down on illegal guns, especially in south Trinidad, one of the biggest hauls was made yesterday at a house in Barrackpore with the seizing of 12 guns and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition.
Senior police officers yesterday told the Newsday the seizure of the cache of arms was one of the biggest discoveries for the year. The items were found inside the bedroom of the home of a 40-year-old man who, up to late yesterday, was assisting police with their enquiries.
According to a police report, at about 6 am yesterday a police team, which included Sgt Terrence Victor, Cpls Mervyn George and Mitra Singh of the South-Western Division Task Force from the Penal CID, executed a search warrant for arms and ammunition at the house at Jaipaulsingh Road, Barrackpore.
Police said there were six pistols including three .38, two 9 mm, a 40 calibre pistol and .22 calibre pistol. Also found were four revolvers and two rifles.
They said 2,164 rounds of assorted ammunition consisting of .40, .45,. 20 and .22 calibre were also found. The items were seized and taken to the Fyzabad police station.
The man who, police said, lived alone in the house was taken into custody. Charges are expected to be laid today. Sgt Victor is spearheading investigations.
In a separate incident on Monday, police seized a 12-gauge shotgun at another house in Fyzabad and arrested a 34-year-old man. Police said, at about 1.15 pm they were on mobile patrol when they stopped a blue Nissan B-13 car along Guapo Main Road, Fyzabad. The car was searched and the shotgun and 12 cartridges were found.