Friday 27 November, 2020

Firearm, drugs found in La Brea

A loaded firearm was found in a plastic bag hidden off the roadway in La Brea. 

The weapon is a .38mm pistol loaded with six rounds of matching ammunition. 

In the plastic bag, there was also a quantity of marijuana, which had an estimated weight of 45 grammes. 

The find was made on Tuesday morning, at about 7am during a police operation led by Sgt Ali and Cpl George. 

The officers received information which led them to High Road, La Brea, where the items were found hidden in some bushes just to the side of the street. No one was held in connection with the find. 

The weapon is expected to be sent for ballistic testing to determine whether it had been recently used, and could be linked to other reports of criminal activities in the area. 

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