Sunday 26 May, 2019

La Romain man arrested for loaded gun in desk drawer

A 36-year-old man is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate this week after a loaded firearm was found in his computer desk.

The gun, a Smith and Wesson Pistol loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition, was found at the suspect’s home in Duncan Village, La Romain.

According to police reports, officers of the San Fernando CID received intelligence that there was a firearm at the home.

As a result, the officers made their way to the aforementioned address at about 6 am on Friday, where they executed a search warrant.

The weapon was found hidden in a black pouch on the 36-year-old’s computer desk.

The pistol’s serial number, police said, had been scratched off.

As a result, the suspect was taken into custody.

He was questioned and was expected to be charged for the offences of possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

PC Ragoonanan is the complainant (charging officer) in this matter.

Ammo found in church

And in an unrelated incident, Fyzabad police are investigating a report in which ammunition was found in a church.

The illegal items were found in a crate hidden between the exterior wall and the roof of the Central Missions Foundation International Church, located along the Guapo Main Road.

Five rounds of 9mm ammunition, as well as a magazine, was found and seized.

No arrests were made in connection with this find, however, the ammunition is expected to be sent for ballistic testing to determine if it can be linked to any reports of serious crime in the district.

The ammunition, police said, was found on Friday morning during an exercise conducted by officers of the Fyzabad Police Station, the CID, and the South Western Task Force.

PC Balkaran is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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