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In an ongoing anti-crime exercise conducted by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, several firearms and ammunition were seized across the country.

According to this release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service for the year thus far police officers have seized 94 firearms and arrested several persons in an effort to reduce gun violence and restore a sense of safety to our communities. Details follow in this press release from the TTPS:

Eight more illegal firearms and a quantity of ammunition were seized and removed from communities across Trinidad and Tobago this weekend. For the year 2022, thus far officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police have seized 94 firearms and arrested several persons in an effort to reduce gun violence and restore a sense of safety to our communities.

A successful operation in Laventille yesterday led to the seizure of an American Umni Hybrid Multi Calibre Rifle fitted with a scope, a Stag Arms Rifle, a Glock 19 Pistol fitted with a laser attachment, a Glock 27 Pistol, a Glock speedloader, a M16 magazine speed loader and a CYA holster. One man was arrested in connection with this seizure.

Officers of the Northern Division proceeded to La Retreat Road, Arima yesterday where they searched a bushy area, there they found and seized one Sig Sauer pistol with five rounds 7.62ammunition and five rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition, which was concealed in a black plastic bag.

Meanwhile, in the Eastern Division, officers found and seized parts of a home-made shotgun when they searched a known drug area at Mafeking Village, Mayaro on Friday. On Sunday, a firearm and seven rounds of ammunition were also seized when officers responded to a report that a man was in possession of a firearm at Acono Road, Maracas, St Joseph. Additionally, Southern Division officers received intelligence which led them to Orchid Gardens, Pleasantville where a Browning pistol with two rounds of nine millimetre ammunition and fitted with a silencer were seized.

Over the weekend police also seized a quantity of ammunition including 11 pistol magazines, 11 rifle magazines, 245 rounds of5.56 ammunition, 64 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition and85 rounds of 40 calibre ammunition.