Tuesday 25 September, 2018

'Warning' shots fired in Cedros after drug seizure

Less than 48 hours after seven firearms and an estimated $100,000 in marijuana were seized at a beach in Cedros, police received a report of shots being fired in the area.

It was said that the gunshots were heard at about 10:00 pm on Sunday near Fullerton Village.

Residents of the area said they heard several loud explosions and when investigating, they observed a vessel in the waters with a group of men on board.

Some persons believe that the men were sending a warning to residents of the area.

On Saturday morning, officers of the South Western Division Task Force, under the supervision of Snr Sup Neville Adams, with assistance from Sgt Harripersad and Cpl Singh, among several others, seized seven firearms and 20 packets of marijuana weighing a total of 10.8 kilogrammes.

The drugs were said to have been found on a beach off Columbus Bay Road.

According to police reports, at about 3:40 am on Saturday, officers were conducting surveillance in the area when they observed a vessel with two passengers near the beach.

The vessel came ashore and the two men disembarked.

They took a bag with them and placed it on the shoreline.

The lawmen saw an opportunity to intercept the two men, however, they were unsuccessful.

The suspects fled the scene on foot, escaping in the forested area near the beach.

The bag was seized and when it was examined, the lawmen found 20 packets of marijuana as well as seven firearms – namely three .38mm Revolvers and four 9mm pistols. One of the weapons was loaded with five rounds of .38mm  ammunition.

The 20packets were said to have a combined weight of 10.8 kilogrammes.

The bag and the vessel are expected to be examined by crime scene investigators for fingerprints.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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