2 Arrested, 2 Guns Seized

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POLICE have arrested two men and seized two guns, a quantity of ammunition, a quantity of narcotics and recovered several stolen cell phones during crime suppression exercises on Saturday.

According to a a release by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) on Sunday.

In the first incident, between the hours of 6 pm and 12 midnight on November 18, police officers of the Southern Division Task Force acted on information about the use of dangerous drugs.

Police later arrested a 24-year old man and a 26-year-old man for Possession of 66 grammes of Cannabis.

During the same exercise, police went to a bushy area near the Tarouba Recreation Grounds, Marabella, where a search was conducted approximately 30 feet off the roadway and found a Tangfolio Pistol with two rounds of nine millimetre ammunition.

PCs Loutan and De Boulet are continuing investigations into the matters.

In a seperate matter in the Port of Spain Division, during the period 2 pm and 5 pm on November 17, officers executed an intelligence-led operation in the Port ofsSpain Division in connection with a suspect who is wanted in a report of robbery with violence that occurred in the Southern Division October 24, 2023.

During the exercise, police took up strategic positions at a cell phone outlet in Downtown, Port of Spain, however the suspect never showed.

Police later conducted further enquiries at the store where they recovered three iPhones 8 which were lodged by the suspect to be fixed. PC Rambaran is continuing investigations into this matter.

The latest seizure of the firearm brings to total three seized by police officers
in 24 hours.

Police also seized a homemade shotgun with two rounds of 12-gauge ammunition and a Glock Pistol and 15 rounds of nine millimetre ammunition in Maloney Gardens and Freeport in earlier exercises.


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