Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Girl, 14, to be charged with arms and ammo possession

A 14-year-old girl and four men arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of possession of firearms and ammunition was charged yesterday evening with the offences.

The teenager, of Laventille, and four men, of Cocoyea and La Romaine, are expected to appear in court today.

The five were arrested following a high-speed chase in Princes Town, where police received a report that a man was seen holding a gun in the back seat of a black Nissan B-12 car, at around 1 p.m. 

A contingent of officers, led by ASP Zamsheed Mohammed, pursued the vehicle.

The officers intercepted the car at New Grant Junction, following a chase along Naparima/Mayaro Road.

The four suspects, who are in their 20's, along with the teen, were arrested. Police allegedly seized a pistol and 61 rounds of ammunition from the vehicle.

The car was impounded at Princes Town Police Station and a search was ordered to determine whether the vehicle was stolen.

Constable Marash of the Southern Operations Unit laid the charges.