Three suspects were arrested for house-breaking with intent, during anti-crime exercises  carried out by  Northern  Division,  North  Eastern  and  Western Division Police,  on  Thursday  29th October 2020.

The police operations were carried out between  the  hours  of  1 pm  and  9.30 pm on that date. 

According to a release from the TTPS,  two  suspects  from  Morvant  were  arrested  for  house breaking  with  intent,  while  a  third  suspect  from  Sea  Lots  was  arrested for house breaking with intent and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Also during the exercises, police found a firearm hidden in a dustbin.

The gun found hidden in a dustbin along the Eastern Main Road in Laventille, during the police operation on Thursday 29 October 2020. (Image: TTPS)

The TTPS says police officers searched a dustbin located on the Eastern Main  Road,  Laventille,  in  the  vicinity  of  the  NP  Gas  Station, in which they found and seized one Taurus black and chrome pistol containing one magazine with no ammunition.

However, no one was arrested in connection with this find.

The  exercises  were  spearheaded  by  Insp  Pitt,  supervised  Ag/Cpl  Bedasie and  included  members  of  the  Northern  Division  Task  Force  (NDTF) Intelligence Unit, NDTF Central Base, NDTF West Base and Arouca Crime Patrol.

Investigations are continuing.