Sunday 21 July, 2019

Two men arrested, high powered guns found in Diego Martin

Two men were arrested and several guns, including two AK-47 rifles were seized by officers of the Western Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise in the Diego Martin district on Wednesday.

Several pieces of camouflage, police operational clothing, a bulletproof vest, magazines, marijuana and ammunition were also discovered by the officers.

During the exercise, officers had cause to stop and search a 23-year-old Diego Martin man, at Riverside Road, La Puerta, which resulted in one Glock 17 pistol being discovered in his possession.

Shortly, after officers also stopped and searched a 41-year-old man also of Diego Martin, which resulted in one Glock 19 pistol and a quantity of marijuana being discovered inside a knapsack in his possession.

Both men were arrested in connection with the finds.

Officers then proceeded to an abandoned building in the district, where a search was conducted.

The search resulted in the two rifles, the shotgun, two magazines, 13 rounds of 12 gauge cartridges, 46 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a quantity of marijuana, the bullet-proof vest and the camouflage and operational clothing, being discovered hidden in the building and surrounding bushes.

The drug seized during the exercise weighed a total of one kilogramme and has a street value of $10,000.

 

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