Barataria man held after trying to hide loaded gun in bin

Glock 17 pistol-
Glock 17 pistol-

A man wanted for a series of shootings in the Morvant district has been arrested after trying to hide a loaded gun in a garbage bin.

Police said North Eastern Division (NED) police led by Snr Supt Maharaj, Supt Ramjohn and ASP Pariman were on an Operation Strike Back exercise on Monday between 2 and 4 pm.

Acting on a tip-off about guns and ammunition being kept at a house, the officers went to the home of murder victim Jarron "Kiteman" Calliste at Upper Seventh Avenue Malick in Barataria with a warrant to search the premises.

Calliste was shot and killed in February at Dinsley Village in Tacarigua.

The suspect, a relative, was also wanted for wounding someone in the Morvant district.

The police report said when officers arrived, PC Holder saw the suspect look toward him, then run a short distance away holding a gun.

The suspect threw the gun in a bin, trying to hide it.

Police held him, searched the bin, and found a Glock 17 pistol with a magazine containing 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Police took the suspect to the Morvant police station.Once charged, he will face a Port of Spain magistrate.

Insp Bharath co-ordinated the exercise, which acting Sgt Mitchell and acting Cpls Gordon and Dhill supervised. It also included members of Morvant CID, NED Gang Unit and the NED Task Force.


"Barataria man held after trying to hide loaded gun in bin"

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