Ten persons were arrested during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Northern, Eastern, and North Eastern Divisions on Wednesday morning. The offences range from possession of firearms and ammunition, shooting enquiries and gang-related activities, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, selling intoxicating liquor without a license, possession of marijuana and smoking marijuana in a public place.
A total of 456 grams of marijuana and 17.3 grams of cocaine were found and seized during the exercise. One of the arrests was made after the party of officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Gajadhar Trace, Cumana, Toco. There, they found one chrome and black revolver with two rounds of .38 ammunition. A 27-year-old man from Malabar was arrested in connection with that find.
Officers then proceeded to a bushy area on St. Joseph Street, Old Road, San Juan, based on information received. A search was conducted and one black Glock 17 firearm, fitted with one magazine and twelve rounds of 9mm ammunition were found. No arrests were made. Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of persons involved in criminal activity, is encouraged to call CRIME STOPPERS at 800-TIPS.