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Gun, ammo seized in South

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Southern Division police believe they may have prevented a number of murders when they arrested three men and seized three guns with over 100 rounds of ammunition, during two separate incidents on Thursday night into Friday.

In the first incident, police in responding to a domestic violence report in Golconda, arrested the alleged abuser, who was seen entering his victim’s premises with a loaded pistol.

Around 11 pm on Thursday, constables Smith, Figaro, WP Boodram along with Sgt Sankar went to a house at Golconda Settlement, Golconda, following a report that a woman was being abused by a male relative.

The man fled before the police arrived. Officers continued to monitor the scene and around 5.30 am, on Friday, saw the man entering the premises where the woman lived. He was nabbed by the cops who, upon searching him, found a loaded .23 pistol, aong with 51 rounds of ammunition and a ski mask.

Inspector Don Gajadhar, commended the officers for their dedication to duty, saying that they may have prevented a murder. The perpetrator, a 37-year-old construction worker is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate on Tuesday.

Police may have also prevented multiple killings in the La Romaine district when they arrested two men and confiscated a Taurus and Baretta pistol along with 85 rounds of ammunition during a special exercise conducted between 3 am Thursday and 9 am Friday.

Police received information that two men, one of whom was discharged from hospital after being wounded in a shooting incident which claimed the life of a male relative last week, may have purchased the weapons to to avenge his death. They were nabbed before they could carry out their act.

During that exercise which included Sen Supt Mohammed, Gajadhar and Sgt Ramroop, six other people were detained for robbieries and other crimes.


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