The firearm and ammunition seized by police during the Operation Night Vision exercise on Monday 22 March 2021. Image courtesy TTPS.

Four persons, two Venezuelans among them, are assisting police with their investigations into the seizure of a firearm and a quantity of ammunition on Monday night.

According to official police reports, the group was held during an Operation Night Vision exercise, which was executed by officers of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway in the vicinity of Aranguez.

The Police Service says officers stopped a vehicle with four occupants and executed a search.

During the search, the officers reportedly discovered one pistol and seven rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition.

All occupants of the vehicle were immediately arrested and taken into police custody.

Investigations are ongoing.