Thursday 29 October, 2020

Eight arrested, gun and ammo seized in 'Fantastic Friday' exercise

A joint anti-crime exercise in the Port-of-Spain Division titled 'Fantastic Friday' has seen eight people arrested in addition to a rifle and ammunition being found. 

The exercise took place between 1.30 am and 8 am on Friday.

The detained men were from Newtown, Belmont and Gonzales.

Meanwhile, a Sig Rifle, two magazines and 56 rounds of 5.56 ammunition were found partially buried in a bushy area near 17th Street, Beetham Gardens. This, while 33 rounds of 5.56 ammunition were found with the assistance of the Canine Unit in an open area in Sea Lots. No one was arrested in connection with those finds.

Officers participated from the Port-of-Spain CID, Task Force, Special Branch, Canine Unit, Belmont Operations Team, Besson Street Operations Team, the Inter-Agency Task Force, Court and Process Branch and Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force.

The exercise was spearheaded by W/Snr Supt Stanley-Caruth, coordinated by W/Ag Supt Lancaster-Ellis and supervised by W/ASP Rowley-Powder. 

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