A Point Fortin man is due to appear before a Point Fortin Magistrate today, charged with possession of firearm and ammunition.
Maquille Erasto, 22, of Fanny Village, Point Fortin, was held by officers of the Point Fortin CID during an anti-crime exercise in the district around 6:15 am on Monday 13th November, 2017.
Acting on information, officers proceeded to Sunset Beach, Fanny Village, where they stopped and searched the suspect.
The search resulted in the pistol, along with a magazine containing two rounds of 9mm ammunition being found in his possession.
A Couva couple is expected to appear in court today for possessing a firearm, ammunition, and drugs. The following is a media statement by the TTPS:
A Couva couple is expected to appear before a Couva Magistrate today, charged with possession of firearm, ammunition and possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Police have seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in an anti-crime exercise.
The Police Service issued the following statement today:
"Port of Spain Division – firearm, ammunition seized
Between the hours of 5:00am to 11:00am on Friday 12th August 2016, CplMarajh along with a party of officers attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force Strike Team and Duncan Street Police Post acted upon information received and proceeded to a bushy area in Commonwealth Drive, Nelson Street, Freeport where they conducted a search.
Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in Central Trinidad with an unlicensed firearm and six rounds of ammunition.
A statement from the police says the arrest was made after police intercepted a vehicle in Claxton Bay.
The following is the statement from the police.
"In keeping with the Ministry of National Security’s drive to strengthen law enforcement operations to more efficiently combat crime, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) conducted overnight anti-crime operations that resulted in the following successes: