Saturday 24 October, 2020

Police: 19-yr-old held, firearm seized

A 19-year-old man is in police custody after he was held with a loaded firearm.

Police said a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol along with 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition was seized during the incident.

The man was held this morning during a police operation by officers of the Northern Division, under the supervisions of Snr Sup Montrichard, ASP Gyan, and Insp Pitt.

Police said around 6 am this morning officers made their way to El Dorado Road, El Dorado, where they had cause to stop and search the teenager.

He the loaded weapon was found in his possession, and as a result, he was arrested, and taken into custody.

The teenager, police said is a known drug offender and firearm offender.

WPC Cordner is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

Shotgun seized in Laventille

In a separate, unrelated incident, a 12guage shotgun was seized this morning during a police exercise in Laventille.

The operation was conducted between 8am and midday today, and supervised by ACP Nurse and Snr Sup Moore.

The officers, acting on information received, made their way to Erica Street, Laventille, in an area known as Rock City.

They conducted a search a Mossberg shotgun, along with four rounds of ammunition, was found.

One man has been detained and is aiding police.

PC Drakes is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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