Port-of-Spain Task Force officers have arrested two men in Belmont for possession of a gun and ammunition, one of whom reportedly is from the Syrian Arab Republic.

According to an official police report, on Monday night, police officers received information that led them to Norfolk Street, Belmont, where they stopped a white Nissan Tiida with two male occupants.  The officers conducted a search of the vehicle and allegedly discovered a black and silver Taurus pistol in the vehicle’s trunk in a Styrofoam container covered with ice.

The men, ages 21 and 38 years old, of Sixth Street, Barataria, and Mary Street, Aranguez, respectively, were taken to the Belmont Police Station where investigations are ongoing.