The Beretta pistol and ammunition seized from the teenager during the Operation Strike Back III exercise on Friday 24 December 2021. (Image courtesy TTPS)

A teenaged boy of Richplain, Diego Martin, is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate tomorrow, Tuesday December 28th, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The teen was arrested during an Operation Strike Back III exercise in the Western Division on Friday December 24th.

The exercise was conducted between 9 am and 2 pm in the West End Station District.

According to official police reports, while the officers were on mobile patrol along Richplain, Diego Martin, they spotted a teenager who behaved suspiciously. The officers had cause to stop and search the 16-year-old boy, and during the search, one Beretta pistol and nine rounds of 14-millimetre ammunition were seized.

The teen was arrested and subsequently charged for possession of firearm and possession of ammunition.

WPC Williams is continuing the investigations