Saturday 19 October, 2019

Arima family to be questioned after man seen brandishing gun

Police are awaiting the return of four family members who are all allegedly in possession of firearm user licenses (FULs), after six guns were found in a home on Saturday night.

The discovery, which included four pistols and two shotguns, was made around 9:00 pm on Saturday at a house in Arima.

Police received intelligence that a man was seen brandishing a firearm at the house.

When officers arrived at the scene and conducted a search, they found the weapons.

A 21-year-old man who was at home at the time was questioned and told police that the weapons all belonged to his relatives who all had FULs.

He said he was “looking after the guns” while the family was away, and he had not used the items.

Police did get into contact with relatives who confirmed this and provided proof of their FULs and registered ammunition.

As a result, the 21-year-old was not arrested.

Police are expected to review the FULs and associated documents this week in person when relatives return to the jurisdiction.

Investigators are also appealing with persons who hold FULs, when they leave the jurisdiction, to lodge the weapons at police stations until their return.

More on this as it becomes available.

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