Saturday 28 March, 2020

Cops nab four, seize three guns in Western Division exercise

Four suspects were held, and two firearms, ammunition and military attire seized in two separate exercises conducted by officers of the Western Division yesterday. 

In the first incident, at 11:00am officers of the Task Force, Four Roads Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Canine Unit, Joint Army and Special Patrol Units responded to a report of explosions in the Diego Martin district. 

Upon arrival at Bagatelle Road, Diego Martin the officers received information which led them to a house in Salandy Gardens where they carried out a search. 

There, they found six rounds of ammunition. A 32-year-old female member of the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard along with three other male occupants of the home were held in connection with the find. 

Acting on further information, the officers proceeded to another house in the same area where they found a Glock 19 pistol containing 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition. A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with this find. 

They also went to a bamboo patch in the area, where they discovered a TM-15 SIG Rifle containing 25 rounds of 5.56 ammunition and camouflage and tactical attire. Inquiries into this find is ongoing. 

The exercises were coordinated by Snr. Supt. Aguilal and Supt. Ramjohn of the Western Division. 

In a third incident, later that night at 10:45, PCs Andrews, Ward and Fiddler were on mobile patrol in the Carenage district when they observed a man running in the opposite direction upon seeing the marked police vehicle. 

A chase ensued but the suspect managed to evade the officers by jumping over a wall. 

The officers retrieved a Berretta pistol fitted with a magazine containing nine rounds of .380 ammunition. Police are actively pursuing leads in this case to secure an arrest. 

The suspect, who remains at large, is in his late 20s, of Afro-Trinidadian descent, 5ft, 8 inches, slim built, with a corn row hairstyle and goatee. 

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call the police at 999, 555, CRIME STOPPERS at 800-TIPS, WhatsApp Text 482-GARY or report anonymously through the TTPS Mobile APP. 

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