Police recovered three firearms in two separate locations following an exercise last weekend. A Trinidad man was arrested and jailed in connection with one of the seizures.
The exercise was coordinated by Sr Supt Jeffery George and spearheaded by Sgts Stewart and Wilson of the Divisional Task Force from 9 pm on Friday to 9 am Saturday.
Two .38 Special revolvers, one 9mm pistol and five rounds of ammunition were found.
Richard Charles, of Princes Town, appeared in court on Tuesday charged with possession of a .38 revolver and five rounds of ammunition found on him in the Crown Point area. He pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Cedeno in the Scarborough Magistrates Court. He was sentenced to four years for each of the offences, which will run concurrently.
Wpc Edwards of the Divisional Task Force laid the charges.
At a separate location, a .38 special revolver and a 9mm pistol were found in a bushy area at Signal Hill but no one was held in connection with that find.
Approximately 100 grammes of marijuana valued at $10,000 was also retrieved.
The exercise was a part of the initiative “Operation Strike Back” initiated by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith, which is geared at retaking communities from the criminal elements.
Following the exercise, arrests were recorded in the Scarborough, Crown Point and Roxborough districts on outstanding warrants, firearm, narcotics and traffic offences.