Monday 6 July, 2020

Suspended officer held with illegal firearm

A suspended police officer was held in Arouca on Tuesday night after an illegal firearm was found in the vehicle he was driving.

The 25-year-old officer, from Maraval, was one of three people arrested by officers of the Northern Division that night.

The other two men are a 33-year-old man from Valencia and a 27-year-old man from Laventille.

Police said that the three were held during a stop and search exercise which took place around 11:00 pm along the Arima Old Road, Arouca.

The officers had cause to stop and search the vehicle, during which the gun, a .38mm pistol with three rounds of .38mm ammunition, was found and seized in the backseat of the vehicle.

PC Davidson is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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