The grenade and ammunition seized by police during the operation carried out on Sunday September 5th, in St Joseph. (Images courtesy TTPS)

Two persons were arrested after a hand grenade and ammunition were seized during a search warrant exercise in St Joseph, conducted between 7 pm and 10:45 pm on Sunday.

Official police reports state that during the exercise, two search warrants for illegal firearms and ammunition were executed at Valsayn Trace, St Joseph, and at St Vincent Street, Tunapuna.

While conducting a search at a house in St Joseph, the officers reportedly found a hand grenade and ten rounds of 5.56 ammunition. Police took possession of the items, and two persons were detained pending further enquiries.

The exercise was coordinated by ACP Andy Belfon, Snr Supt Renzey Ramdeen, W/ASP Powder, Insp Pitt, supervised by Sgt La Pierre, Ag/Cpl Forde and assisted by members of the NDTF-West, the Northern Division Crime Scene Investigation Unit and the Explosive Detection Disposal Unit.

Investigations are continuing.