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Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Police arrest one with drugs, seize firearm in separate incidents

A 25-year-old man was held in La Romaine on Thursday night with a quantity of marijuana and cocaine.

However, as the suspect was held near a school, he is expected to be charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking.

Police said they went to George Street, La Romaine, where they executed a search warrant.

During the search, the officers found and seized a combined total of 20.5 grammes of marijuana and cocaine.

PC Heeralal is the charging officer in this matter.

In an unrelated incident, a loaded firearm and ammunition was found and seized in Oropune Gardens, Piarco.

The weapon was a Tanfoglio Force-99 was loaded with six rounds of 9mm ammunition.

It was found under a stairwell between the third and fourth floor of Building 2, Oropune Gardens on Thursday afternoon.

Police received intelligence that the weapon had been hidden, and officers from the Northern Division Task Force responded.

PC Elliot is continuing inquiries.

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