Monday 30 March, 2020

US soldier held with gun, ammo in Chaguaramas

An American soldier was arrested along with a 20-year-old woman from Port-of-Spain after a loaded gun was found in their vehicle on Sunday morning.

They were arrested by officers attached to the Carenage Police Station during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Chaguaramas district.

Acting on a tip-off, around 9.30 am, the officers stopped the dark grey Hyundai Elantra they were travelling in near O2 Park.

During the search, officers found a Taurus pistol loaded with a magazine containing a quantity of ammunition on the floor of the vehicle.

Officers arrested the occupants of the vehicle at the time of the search - the soldier, who was driving the vehicle at the time, and a 20-year-old female passenger from Port of Spain.

Police are searching for two other suspects in connection with the find.

Investigations are ongoing.

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