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Five guns seized in city raids

Published: 
Monday, February 29, 2016

Five illegal firearms were recovered by the police in Port-of-Spain and environs this past weekend.

Two high-powered rifles, a submachine gun and two pistols were seized by the police who said the firearms were recovered in a series of exercises in the Laventille and Sea Lots communities. Officers from the Inter-Agency Task Force, Besson Street Police Station and the Port-of-Spain Task Force took part in the exercises.

In other crime-related news, three men, all employed with a security company were arrested in connection with a robbery at a bar in Lopinot Road, Surrey Village on Saturday. Police recovered two firearms, stolen cash and a bottle of whiskey from the suspects. 

In a separate incident, police are calling on members of the public to come forward and identify several stolen items which were recovered by the police in Arouca and environs on Friday. Two suspects were held in that raid and linked to ten reports of robberies as they preyed on passengers while plying their cars for hire.

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