Police on Tuesday arrested eight persons, five men and three women, who were found with a pistol and several rounds of 9mm ammunition at Oropune Gardens.

A statement from the police says officers were conducting an exercise in the area, when they entered premises at buildings 240 and 241, sometime between 5 and 8am.

There they discovered a pistol and 10 rounds of 9mm ammunition and a quantity of camouflage uniforms. The women are aged 31, 34 and 64, while the men’s ages have been given as between 21 and 64. They have all been detained pending further investigations.

The police say they are asking residents, who have information about illegal arms and ammunition in the area to report it, since they are intent on reversing what they see as increasing criminality in the area.