Rifle, ganja found in Laventille

Reports indicate that between 4 am and 8 am yesterday, officers from the Port-of-Spain CID, Court and Process Branch and K9 Unit acting on information went to a house at Picton Road in Laventille, where they executed a search and discovered the items hidden inside the house.

Among the items seized were a Venezuelan manufactured FAL high powered rifle, two ski- masks, bullet-proof vests and several holsters.

Officials said 22 persons were arrested during exercises in the Laventille area yesterday, 18 of whom were held for suspected gang related activities, while the remaining four persons were held on outstanding warrants.

In the northern division, officials said although the Tunapuna/PiarcoRegional Corporation had not been listed as one of the designated areas under curfew, the national state of emergency applied to the entire country they pointed out. As a result, they appealed to persons to comply with the curfew.

Officials said they had detained a few persons in breach of the curfew hours who claimed the area was not under curfew, and they were free to move around.

Between Friday and yesterday more than 151 persons had been arrested for gang related and other offences.

The latest exercise took place between 2 am and 8 am yesterday in St Joseph where 23 persons were arrested and 10.2 kilos of marijuana recovered.

In the western division, officers of the CID and Tactical Unit arrested 30 persons between Friday and yesterday, while seven were held at Dundonald Hill and Cocorite yesterday for gang related, and other offences.


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