Monday 26 October, 2020

Cops arrest man, seize two firearms in Cocorite

A man was arrested and two firearms and ammunition seized during an anti-crime exercise in Cocorite on Friday.

The exercise was carried out between
3 pm and 8 pm by officers of the Western Division Task Force.

Acting on information received officers went to Upper Freedom Street, Cocorite.

While attempting to surround a concrete house, the officers observed a known offender with a knapsack on his back.

The suspect on seeing the officers ran and jumped over a galvanise fence.

Officers gave chase and the suspect dropped the knapsack while running into nearby bushes.

The knapsack was retrieved and one mini Draco with a loaded magazine containing 35 rounds of 7.62 ammunition was seized.

The suspect managed to escape.

The officers then entered the same house where another man, a known offender, was in possession of one Glock 17 pistol loaded with 14 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a camouflage jacket, rubber gloves and a mask.

The items were seized and the man was arrested.

The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Thompson, and executed by Sgt Carmona, Cpls Hunte, Khan and included PCs Clement, Hollingsworth, Dennis, Charles, Frith, Christopher, Charles and WPC Noreiga. 

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