Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Known gang member held with loaded firearm

A 27-year-old man, who is known to have gang affiliations in Enterprise, was expected to appear before a Chaguanas Magistrate on Thursday on allegations of firearm and ammunition possession.

The man, who is from the Enterprise community, was held on Wednesday along Railway Road, Enterprise.

According to police reports, around 1pm that day, officers of the Central Division Task Force, led by Sgt Persad and Cpl Maraj, were conducting mobile patrols in the area when they observed the man.

On seeing the officers, he began to fidget, which drew the suspicion of the lawmen.

The officers challenged the 27-year-old and when he was searched, they allegedly found and seized a 9mm pistol loaded with six rounds of ammunition in his waist.

As a result of the find, the suspect was arrested.