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A Penal businessman and his family are expected to appear before a Siparia Magistrate today, charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The businessman, aged 66, his 53-year-old wife and their 24-year-old daughter of Rochard Road, Penal were arrested on Thursday by officers of the Special Branch after a search warrant was executed at their home.

One revolver, a .38 calibre ammunition along with a quantity of T&T dollars as well as several types of foreign currency were seized.

They are expected to be charged for possession of a firearm and ammunition, following which they will appear in court.

PC Cummings of the Special Branch is heading investigations. —RADHICA DE SILVA