Police have recovered two firearms in the Bon Accord area following an exercise last Friday.
The exercise was co-ordinated by Senior Supt Jeffery George and spearheaded by Sgt. Stewart and other Divisional Task Force officers, as well as Sgt Forbes of the Organisation Crime and Intelligence Unit. It ran from 12 pm last Friday to midnight.
Two .38 Smith and Weston revolvers and 12 rounds of ammunition were found.
In the first incident, a chrome .38 revolver containing five rounds of ammunition was found in a bushy area at the Bon Accord New Development, while a black .38 revolver was found in a bushy area at Four Roads, Bon Accord.
Tobago Today understands officers then went to a bushy area near Tranquillity Heights, Signal Hill, where a magazine containing seven rounds of ammunition was found and seized.
No one was held in connection with the seizure.
During the exercise, Lyndon Anthony 40, of Bon Accord, was also arrested and charged for the possession of 200 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking valued at $20,000.
He pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Brian Debideen at the Scarborough Magistrate’s Court on Monday. He was denied bail and remanded into custody. A quantity of cash was also seized from a known drug offender.
The exercise was part of the continued “Operation Strikeback” initiative issued by newly-appointed Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, which is geared at retaking communities from the criminal elements.
These guns bring to six the number of firearms seized in Tobago over the last two weeks, while a total of 17 firearms were found and seized on the island for 2018. (CTF)