Friday 15 November, 2019

11 arrested as guns, stolen vehicles seized in Pleasantville raid

Updated article: 

An early morning raid in South Trinidad has led to the arrests of 11 people, and the seizure of a quantity of narcotics, ammunition, guns, police and army gear, and stolen cars.

Officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) executed search warrants at two houses in Pleasantville, San Fernando, around 1:30 am on Tuesday.

A quantity of marijuana, a loaded pistol, a loaded submachine gun, three army camouflage uniforms, four walkie talkies, a pair of handcuffs and a police operational shirt with police insignia were seized from a house.

Nine men were arrested in connection with this find.

A raid at another house led to the discovery of a large quantity of marijuana packets and a Glock pistol. A man and a woman were arrested.

Two vehicles with false number plates were also seized and taken to the San Fernando CID.

Enquiries are continuing into several outstanding reports of major crimes in relation to the arrested suspects.

Officers from the San Fernando Task Force, CID and K9 Unit also assisted in today’s exercise.

Original article:

A police exercise in the Southern Division this morning has led to the recovery of stolen vehicles, guns and drugs.

The exercise is being carried out by the Special Operation Response Team (SORT) in the Pleasantville District, Southern Division. 

A quantity of narcotics, firearms and ammunition, stolen vehicles and police and army uniforms were seized.

Police say several persons have been arrested.

The exercise is ongoing. 

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