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Machine gun found near Gonzales Community Centre – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday


An M16 machine gun with 20 rounds of ammunition were found wrapped in a Rastafarian flag and hidden under a galvanise near the Gonzales community center on Thursday night. 

PHOTO COURTESY TTPS - PHOTO COURTESY TTPS
An M16 machine gun with 20 rounds of ammunition were found wrapped in a Rastafarian flag and hidden under a galvanise near the Gonzales community center on Thursday night.

PHOTO COURTESY TTPS – PHOTO COURTESY TTPS

Police patrols and exercises in Laventille and Belmont between Thursday night and Friday morning led to the seizure of a machine gun and a quantity of ammunition.

Police said members of the Port of Spain Task Force searched four men whom they suspected of being involved in several gang-related shootings in Belmont and Laventille.

They also went to the Gonzales Community Centre, where they found the gun wrapped in a Rastafarian flag under a sheet of galvanise. They also found 20 rounds of ammunition with the gun.

No one was arrested for the find.

The exercise was co-ordinated by ACP Gaffar, Snr Supt Nobee, Supt Kissoonlal, ASP Walker and acting Insp Rajkumar with field operations from Sgt Alexander, Cpls Modeste, Huggins and PCs Bacchus, Remy and Khamchan.


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