Teenagers caught with guns in Tunapuna
Two young boys are in police custody after they were allegedly held with firearms.
According to reports, the boys, aged 15 and 17, were held along Upper St John’s Road, Tunapuna, during a police operation led by Sgt Ian Liverpool, Cpl (Ag) Diamond and officers from the Northern Division’s Crime Suppression Unit and Canine Unit.
Around 10.30 am, police received intelligence that a group of young men were seen brandishing firearms near Mt St Benedict.
Officers proceeded to St. John’s Road, St. Augustine, where they observed two young males standing near a parlour.
Upon seeing the officers, the suspects ran off. The officers gave chase and observed one of the suspects throw an object on the ground.
Officers searched the area where the object was thrown and discovered a black Taurus pistol, loaded with 18 rounds of ammunition.
According to reports another weapon, a Beretta 9mm pistol, was seized. Both weapons were loaded, police said, as a total of 18 rounds of 9mm ammunition were seized.
The suspects, a 17-year-old of Tunapuna and a 15-year-old of St. Augustine were arrested in connection with the find.
They were both taken to the St Joseph police station where they were further questioned.
More on this as it becomes available.