Firearm seized in Claxton Bay (Images courtesy (TTPS)

Two men were arrested and two firearms and a quantity of ammunition were seized by officers of the St. Margaret’s Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in Claxton Bay last night.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at Riley Road, Claxton Bay, around 10:35 pm, on Thursday 29th July, 2021. Upon arriving at the scene, they conducted a search of a house under construction and found two men lying on their stomachs in the porch.

When officers enquired whether the men had permission to be on the premises, they replied they did not and were cautioned about being in breach of curfew.

A search of the suspects resulted in officers finding one Jennings pistol loaded with a magazine containing 10 rounds of ammunition and a HS-200 pistol loaded with a magazine containing 15 round sof ammunition in their possession.

The suspects, a 34-year-old and a 31-year-old, both of Claxton Bay, were arrested in connection with the find.

Investigations are ongoing.