Southern Division detectives arrested 16 people in connection with firearm and ammunition, drug trafficking, robbery and larceny offences as well as outstanding warrants between last Thursday and Friday.
Of the 16 arrested, five were for robbery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest; three for larceny and four for outstanding warrants, two for possession of arms and ammunition and camouflage and trafficking in cocaine.
Officers of the Southern Division Criminal Investigations Department, Task Force, Operations, Intelligence and Robbery Squad (OIRS), Court and Process and Stolen Vehicles made the arrests.
According to police reports, at 11:30am on Thursday, OIRS officers who were on mobile patrol in Orchid Gardens, Pleasantville, San Fernando, saw a man on a staircase acting questionably.
Detectives engaged the suspect following which a search was conducted. They allegedly found a Glock 19 Austria 9×19 fitted with a magazine on the right side of his waist.
The suspect, a 21-year-old man from Union Hall, San Fernando, was immediately arrested and is assisting PC Basdeo of the OIRS with investigations.
Then, while on patrol the following day, another team of police officers received information which led them to an open area located at Circular Road, Princes Town. There, they allegedly found a white plastic bag containing one silver coloured revolver and four rounds of .38 ammunition.
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