Sunday 19 May, 2019

Firearm found hidden in basketball court

Police exercises in the Western Division led to the seizure of various weapons, including an AK-47 assault rifle, as well as a firearm which was found in a basketball court. 

The finds were made in Maraval and Diego Martin between Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

The assault rifle, which was loaded with 31 rounds of ammunition, was found and seized around 5:00 am on Monday. The weapon was said to have been found hidden under a car.

That exercise was spearheaded by Senior Supt Pragg, Supt Thompson, ASP Ramesar, Insp Vincent and co-ordinated by Cpl Dominique, Cpl Clement and Cpl Pennie.

On Sunday morning, Task Force officers seized an American made tactical .45mm firearm near a basketball court in Petit Valley.

The weapon, which was loaded with seven rounds of  .45mm ammunition, was found and seized in a black plastic bag which was hidden in the basketball court.

The officers also found and seized 258 grammes of marijuana contained in five black plastic bags.

PC Genty is continuing enquires into this matter.

The exercise was spearheaded and supervised by Sgt Arneaud and included Cpl Dominique, Cpl Murray, along with PC's Mc Clean, Genty, Gilkes, Ward, Bart, Taylor, Thompson, Roberts, Sahadath and officers from Police Canine Unit.

More on this as it becomes available. 

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