Cops recover two firearms

Three suspects said to be in their 20s and hailing from Laventille, Chaguanas and Santa Cruz are now in police custody and are expected to be placed on identification parades in connection with several armed robberies in South Western Division, police said.

According to a police report, at about 6 am yesterday, a party of police officers led by Sgt Neemai and including Cpl Prince, PCs Marsh, Ramsaran, George, Sooklal and Bernard of the South Western Division Task Force executed a search warrant at a house in Quarry Village. The officers went into the front bedroom and during a search, the weapons and ammunition were found in the wardrobe. The three men were arrested.

After the identification parades, the three are expected to be charged with possession of arms and ammunition. Constable Sooklal laid the charges. The arms and ammunition have been sent to the Forensic Science Centre for tests to see if the items were used in the commission of a crime, sources said.

A few hours earlier, in a continuing anti crime exercise in the division, ten persons were arrested for possession of narcotics and 13 were held on outstanding warrants. Officers issued a total of 127 tickets for various traffic offences and 37 stop and search procedures were completed.

In a similar exercise conducted in Central division, ten persons were arrested on outstanding warrants, 18 suspects held in connection with various break-in offences and one person for driving under the influence of alcohol. A total of 115 stop and search procedures were completed and 12 tickets issued for traffic regulation violations.

Meanwhile, in a police exercise conducted between Tuesday and Wednesday in San Fernando by Southern Division Task Force, a total of 11 persons were arrested in separate incidents for possession of marijuana and cocaine while in Barrackpore, two persons were held on similar charges. It was also reported that on Wednesday, a 32-year-old bank clerk of Sum Sum Hill, Claxton Bay parked and secured his silver coloured Nissan Almera car at Railway Road, Princes Town and went away. He returned at about 12.40 pm on the same day and discovered the vehicle valued at $65,000, missing. Investigations are continuing.


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