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Police seize deadly TEC-9 handgun

Published: 
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The TEC-9 automatic handgun, ammunition found during the operation yesterday.

One man was held with a TEC-9 automatic handgun, ammunition and a large quantity of US currency yesterday morning following a police operation by officers of the Northern Division Task Force. The operation was spearheaded by Inspector Mark Maharaj and Sgt Haywood who led a team of Northern Division Task Force (NDTF) officers. 

Speaking at the Sunday Guardian’s offices yesterday, Inspector Wayne Mystar, of the Police Service Public Affairs Unit, said that around 12.15 am officers acting on information intercepted a vehicle on the Eastern Main Road in Barataria. On checking the vehicle, the TEC-9 was recovered together with two magazines, 75 rounds of 9 millimetre ammunition, and close to US$400,000.

A 51-year-old man from Barataria was arrested and is assisting police with investigations. Mystar said he wanted the public to know that the TEC-9 handgun was dangerous. He said the firearm had the capability of firing close to 1,200 rounds per minute and that kind of firepower was in the hands of criminals that the police were going up against. 

Mystar said he also wanted to commend the NDTF for recovering yet another firearm. The division has recovered over 90 firearms for the year already, the highest among police divisions throughout the country.

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