16 held in relation to a series of offences while one man was detained and a loaded 9mm pistol seized by Southern Division officers…

TTPS’S statement is as follows:

• Sixteen suspects are currently being interrogated by Southern Division detectives in connection with firearm and ammunition, drug trafficking, robbery and larceny offences as well as outstanding warrants.

The group was arrested throughout the course of September 8th and 9th, by officers of the Southern Division Criminal Investigations Department, Task Force, Operations, Intelligence and Robbery Squad (OIRS), Court and Process and Stolen Vehicles.

• Of the 16 arrested, five suspects were for robbery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest, respectively; three for larceny and four for outstanding warrants, two for possession of arms and ammunition and camouflage and trafficking in cocaine, respectively.

• According to police reports, at 11.30 am on September 8th, 2022, OIRS officers who were on mobile patrol along Orchid Gardens, Pleasantville, San Fernando, observed a male suspect on a staircase acting questionably.

• Detectives engaged the suspect following which a search was conducted during which they allegedly found one Glock 19 Austria 9×19 fitted with a magazine on the right side of his waist.

• The suspect, a 21-year-old man, of Union Hall, San Fernando, was immediately arrested and is assisting PC Basdeo of the OIRS with investigations.

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