Sunday 26 May, 2019

20 held, police jacket, weapons seized in La Romaine

Photos courtesy the TTPS.

Photos courtesy the TTPS.

Police held 20 persons along with a cache of weapons, a police operations jacket with police patches and drugs dring an exercise in La Romaine on Sunday.

According to a report by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the anti-crime exercise was carried out by the Special Operations Response Unit (SORT) with the aerial support provided by drone technology deployed by officers of the Air Support Unit.

The operation resulted in the arrest of 20 persons and the seizure of firearms and quantities of ammunition and narcotics and a police jacket in the Southern Division.

The exercise, conducted in the La Romaine district on Sunday, also included officers of the Southern Division and Central Division Task Forces and the Canine branch.

During the exercise, several search warrants were executed in the district, which resulted in one Uzi submachine gun, three pistols, 74 rounds of 9mm ammunition, three kilogrammes of marijuana, eight grammes of cocaine and one blue police operations jacket with police patches being discovered.

Of the 20 persons held during the exercise, 11 are expected to be charged with possession of firearms and possession of narcotics.

Investigations are ongoing. 

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