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20 months in jail for illegal gun

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Seized pistol

A Moruga man who pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition before a Princes Town Magistrate has been sentenced to 20 months in prison with hard labour.

Collin Forbes, 38, of Indian Walk, Moruga Road, appeared before Magistrate Michelle Maharajh-Brown, in the Princes Town First Magistrates’ Court.

He was arrested after officers of the Princes Town Police Station stopped and searched him along Indian Walk Road at around 9.45 pm on Monday. A revolver loaded with three rounds of .38mm ammunition was found in his possession.

Businessman held with loaded pistol

Police arrested a Sangre Grande man and seized a pistol and a quantity of ammunition during an anti-crime exercise in the district yesterday.

At around 4.30 am, officers of the Sangre Grande Task Force, Mayaro CID, Mayaro Task Force and Manzanilla, Matura and

Valencia Police Stations went to Damarie Hill, Sangre Grande, where they executed a search warrant at a house. A Taurus pistol and nine rounds of .40mm ammunition were found.

A 32-year-old proprietor, of Guaico, Sangre Grande, who was in the house at the time of the search, was arrested.

Shotguns seized in Maracas raid

Two homemade shotguns and a pistol were discovered by officers of the Northern Division Task Force Area West in the St Joseph area on Tuesday night.

During an anti-exercise, spearheaded by acting Snr Supt Michael Daniel between 2 pm and 7 pm on Tuesday, officers went to Guarata Hill, Maracas, St Joseph, and searched a bushy area.



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