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Police raids net guns in the West
A anti-crime exercise in west Trinidad on Wednesday night resulted in the seizure of two illegal firearms and ammunition. Around 8 pm, police from the Western Division Tactical Unit, supervised by Sgt Perry, went to an empty lot at Waterhole, Cocorite and found a pistol with nine rounds of 9mm ammunition. Less than an hour later the same team went to another abandoned lot, at Quamina Street, St James. While searching in some bushes at that property they found another pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition. No one was arrested.
Wednesday’s exercise raised the total number of illegal firearms seized by Western Division Police this week to seven. On Tuesday morning, police raided a makeshift camp at Cameron Hill in Maraval and found five guns and 125 rounds of assorted ammunition. Police public information officer Assistant Supt Joanne Archie, who spoke at yesterday’s police weekly news briefing at Police Headquarters, Port-of-Spain, said it was part of the division’s continuing anti-crime initiative to remove illegal guns from the streets. Senior Supt Ishmael David and Supt Alphonso Patterson co-ordinated the exercises.
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