A 29-year-old contractor from Coconut Drive, San Fernando, was arrested yesterday for possession of a firearm and ammunition. The arrest took place during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Southern Division between the hours of 3 pm and 8 pm. It included searches in various areas known for illegal drug activity and targeted specific blocks in Marabella, Pleasantville, and Gasparillo.

According to police reports, officers were on Charles Street, Gasparillo, when they had cause to search the suspect. They found one Glock 19 nine-millimetre pistol with 15 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition in his possession.

He was subsequently arrested. The exercise was coordinated by Snr Supt Lucia Winchester, Supt Nobbee, ASPs Ramdass and Williams, Insp Teeluck and Sgt Joseph. It was supervised by Ag Cpl Bahadur and included PCs Joseph, Griffith, Bhagwandeen, Perreira, Lange, Jughmohan, Superville, Francis and WPCs Plenty and Torres. Investigations are ongoing.