Sunday 29 November, 2020

Five held, firearm and ammunition recovered following high-speed chase

Five men were held and a firearm and quantity of ammunition seized following a high-speed pursuit in the Trincity area, yesterday. 

At 11.35pm on Thursday, PCs Morang, Mc Carthy and Gaffoor of the Northern Division Task Force were on mobile patrol along Cane Farm Road, Trincity in the vicinity of Seventh Street West when they spotted a white Honda civic being driven in a reckless manner. 

The officers gave chase to the vehicle which was eventually brought to a stop along Trincity Boulevard. Upon approaching the vehicle, it then sped off and the chase continued. 

The vehicle was again intercepted at the intersection of the Priority Bus Route and Pasea Main Road, Tunapuna. 

There, the officers had cause to search the vehicle in which they discovered five male occupants, a Smith and Wesson M&P 9 Shield Pistol and a quantity of ammunition in the centre console. 

The five male suspects, three 20-year-olds, a 23-year-old, a 27-year-old and 29-year-old, of the Tunapuna, San Juan and Arouca areas, respectively were immediately detained pending further enquiries into the finds. 

The NDTF is pleading on anyone with information on this case to call the Arouca Police Station at 640-6138 or CRIME STOPPERS at 800-TIPS, text/WhatsApp 482-GARY or share the information via the TTPS Mobile App. 

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