A 22-year-old Arima man remains in police custody today after he was arrested on Sunday for possession of a firearm and related paraphernalia

Reports indicate that officers were on patrol on Righteous Lane in Pinto, Arima, when they saw the suspect throwing a bag on the side of the roadway. He was subsequently detained and the bag was searched.

A black metal barrel-type magazine, and a black rubber and metal extended butt believed to be for a firearm were found in the bag. The man was arrested and taken to the Arima Police Station where he is expected to be charged with possession of a firearm.