Eight persons were arrested while at a birthday party on Sunday in the Diego Martin after police officers seized two firearms and a quantity of ammunition hidden in a cooler.
The exercise which was carried out from 4 am to 7 am was conducted by officers of the Western Division Task Force.
During the exercise, an extensive search was carried out in the upstairs area of Maro's Mini Mart, along Upper Covigne Road, where a birthday party was in progress.
The search resulted in officers discovering a Glock 17 pistol fitted with a Surefire flashlight, a laser beam, and selector. The firearm was loaded with a magazine containing 17 rounds of ammunition, additionally, an extended magazine containing 18 rounds of ammunition was also found. All items were found in a cooler on the premises.
The eight suspects, ages 18 to 45 years, were immediately arrested and taken to various police stations for questioning.