Monday 30 March, 2020

Cops seize gun, bullet-proof vest during Carnival anti-crime exercises

Police arrested two people and seized a firearm as well as a police-issued bullet-proof vest and patches during anti-crime exercises over the Carnival period.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said on Tuesday that two men were arrested in separate incidents and the illegal items seized.

In the first incident, a Laventille man was arrested and a revolver and a quantity of ammo seized, by officers of the Siparia CID, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the district, around 4:30 am on Monday morning.

During the exercise, officers had cause to stop and search a motor vehicle which was proceeding along SS Erin Road, Siparia.

The search resulted in the firearm and ammo being discovered inside a blue knapsack belonging to a male passenger of the vehicle.

Man found with police-issued bullet-proof vest and TTPS patches

In a separate incident, a 29-year-old Tableland man was arrested for being in possession of a police-issued bulletproof vest, a pair of handcuffs, a quantity of TTPS patches and a tactical jacket.

The bullet-proof vest had previously been reported stolen from the Tunapuna Police Station.

The items were seized from the suspect by officers of the St. Joseph Police Station during an anti-crime exercise in the district between 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm, on Monday, February 12.

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