18-year-old Arrested for Gun Possession
Police arrested an 18-year-old male suspect of Samaroo Village for being in possession of a firearm and ammunition yesterday.
Around 9.20pm on Thursday 31st December 2020, officers from the Arima Municipal Police were on mobile patrol in the Arima District, when they received information and conducted surveillance between Samaroo Village and Licensing Office, Arima. There they observed a man walking nearby the savannah in Samaroo Village, who upon seeing the officers began running in an easterly direction towards the Licensing Office. A chase ensued, during which the suspect threw an object, however, he was detained a short distance away. Checks were conducted, where the officers recovered a black Glock nine-millimetre pistol, loaded with a magazine containing 15 rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition.
Investigations are continuing.