Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Cops seize five guns in 10 days

With the seizure of a firearm on Friday afternoon in Sangre Grande, a total of five firearms have been seized in the Eastern Division for the year. 

A 22-year-old man from Upper Cunapo Road has been held in connection with the latest find. 

Officers of the Eastern Division’s Special Operations Unit, led by Cpl Ramnarine, received intelligence which led them to the home of a 22-year-old man at about 1pm on Friday. 

A search warrant was executed, and the officers found and seized a Glock 19 pistol loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition.  

PC Lezama is continuing inquiries. 

The exercise was supervised by Snr Sup Daniel Moore, and with assistance from Sgt Harper, Sgt Leon, PC Singh, PC Lezama, PC Samuel, PC Budhooram, PC Cieldo, PC Jennings, and WPC Seenath, among others. 

In 2019 a total of 74 firearms were seized in the division, and police are doing operations to ensure that this number is surpassed this year. 

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