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Welder held with AK-47 rifle, ammo, drugs

Published: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

A Vistabella welder is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today to answer charges of possession of an AK-47 assault rifle and $500,000 worth of cocaine and marijuana.

A report stated that the Southern Division Task Force, San Fernando CID and the Canine Unit were on an anti-crime exercise throughout Marabella, Vistabella and La Romaine to crack down on a drug operation.

The team, which included Snr Supt Zamsheed Mohammed and ASP Peter Ramdeen, Insp Don Gajadhar, Sgt Dale Ramroop and Cpl Barry Bacchus went to a house on Wharton Street, Vistabella.

While searching the house, they found an AK-47 assault rifle, 81 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and 32 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition.

There were also 900 grammes of cocaine and 4200 grammes of marijuana. The suspect was arrested and taken to the San Fernando Police Station where he was charged by PC Wesley Ascevero for the possession of firearms, possession of ammunition, possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Several other drug blocks were raided but police came up empty-handed.

Meanwhile, police have wrapped up their search for a Rousillac woman. Police said Patricia Rachel Mohammed, 37, who was reported missing by her father-in-law Rudolph De Souza on Tuesday has been found.

They provided no additional information on where she was found or her medical condition.

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