Sunday 5 July, 2020

'PH' taxi driver caught with firearm in car

A PH taxi driver was among two who were arrested in Pt Fortin after a loaded firearm was found in a car.

The two, aged 21 and 25, were said to be in a red Nissan B14 which was proceeding along the Main Field Rd, Pt Fortin, when police received reliable intel that a gun was in the vehicle.

The officers, led by Cpl George and including PC Alexis and P Leefiddler, intercepted the car as it was heading towards Santa Flora.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and the officers found and seized a 9mm pistol loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition in the front centre console of the car.

The serial number for the gun had been scratched off.

As a result of the find, and the fact that neither men had firearm users licenses, they were both arrested.

PC Alexis is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available. 

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