Jeremy Alleyne

During an Operation Strike Back 3 exercise conducted by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service yesterday; 28-year-old Jeremy Alleyne was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The purpose of the exercise was to detain perpetrators of firearm-related offences in the area of Embacadere, San Fernando, also known as the ‘Bronx’.

The following is a press release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on the incident.

“Jeremy Alleyne, 28, of Building 3, Lady Hailes Avenue and Ramsaran Street, San Fernando, was arrested and charged by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service during an Operation Strike Back 3 exercise yesterday.

The exercise, which placed emphasis on detaining perpetrators of firearm-related offences in the area, was conducted in Embacadere, San Fernando, commonly known as the ‘Bronx’.

Alleyne was arrested and charged for possession of a firearm and ammunition after being allegedly caught with a ‘Glock 19 Austria’ fitted with a magazine containing eleven rounds of ammunition.

Reports state that Alleyne was seen standing in the vicinity of Building 2 and on seeing the approaching officers attempted to flee.

He was subsequently apprehended by PC Clarence and is expected to appear before the Princes Town Magistrate Court today.

This Operation Strike Back 3 exercise was coordinated by Snr. Supt. Lucia Winchester, Supt. Carty, ASP Ramdass, and Insp. Phillip.

It was supervised by Sgt Wilkinson, and included members of Southern Division Operations and Intelligence Unit.”