Three minors were among six persons arrested after officers of the Arima Criminal Investigations Department seized a firearm and a quantity of ammunition during an anti-crime exercise, conducted in the Arima district on Monday night.

Officers were on mobile patrol along Mausica Lands, Arima, at around 7:30pm, when on reaching the vicinity of Alenore Gardens, they had cause to stop and search a silver Nissan AD motor vehicle with six occupants.

A pistol loaded with five rounds of ammunition, one black imitation pistol and two masks were found in the vehicle. Six male suspects ages 16 to 20, from the Arima, La Horquetta, and Malabar districts, were held in connection with the finds.

Investigations are ongoing.