Two men were arrested and charged–one for possession of firearm and ammunition, and the other for possession of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana.
They were held by officers of the Southern Division Task Force during an anti-crime exercise conducted on Tuesday. The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Lucia Winchester, Supt Jackman, Supt Carty, ASPs Ramdass, and Persad, Insp Phillip and supervised by Sgts Joseph and Charles, Cpls Bahadur and Phoolchan with assistance from the Canine Unit.
While the officers were on the exercise along 19 Picton Road, Diamond Village, San Fernando, they saw a man lying in a hammock. When the man saw the officers he ran. PC Lake gave chase and held the suspect, who was taken back to the hammock and a search was conducted. During the search PC Lake found one .38 Revolver with six rounds of .38 ammunition.
Allan Sinanan, a 19-year-old labourer, was arrested and charged with possession of firearm and ammunition. A simultaneous arrest was made by WPC Torres, at 19B Picton Street, Diamond Village San Fernando where Jason Oudai, a 20-year-old unemployed man, was arrested and charged for possession of four rounds of .38 ammunition and 57 grammes of marijuana.
As the exercise continued and based on information received, a search was conducted at the Old Train Line, St Margaret where a 510 grammes of marijuana was found and seized. (SW)