One man was arrested with a firearm and a quantity of ammunition in the Santa Cruz area by officers of Santa Cruz Criminal Investigations Department(CID) during an anti-crime exercise conducted on Saturday.

The exercise was coordinated by Sgt (Ag) Nelson, and assisted by PC Holder and other officers of the Santa Cruz CID.

According to a media statement issues, the officers were on mobile patrol when they saw a man walking along Blackford Street, Upper Santa Cruz, acting in a suspicious manner.

He was stopped and during a search, the officers found one Beretta pistol and 15 rounds of nine millimetre ammunition. A further search was conducted at his residence and officers found three rounds of ammunition.

Investigations are continuing.