Saturday, December 16, 2017

Man drops bag with guns, ammo

POLICE are in search of the man who dropped a crocus bag bulging with firearms and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition in Cap-de-Ville on Saturday.

Police said around 3.30 p.m. they received information about a white Hyundai Elantra leaving Cedros.

A party of police officers from the Point Fortin division, under the co-ordination of Assistant Superintendent Andy Belfon, and including Acting Inspector Mahabir and Corporal Straker, went in search of the vehicle.

The policemen spotted the car at Cap-de-Ville and followed it into North Trace. The driver of the vehicle stopped along the roadway and ran into the bushes with a bag.

Police officers pursued the suspect, but found only the bag which contained a Steyr pistol, Astra pistol, Taurus pistol, Smith & Wesson pistol, Franzite pistol, Mossberg shotgun, seven rounds of .45 calibre ammunition, ten rounds of .40 calibre ammunition, 1,230 rounds of .38 ammunition and 1,047 rounds of nine millimetre ammunition.

The vehicle was impounded at Point Fortin Police Station and dusted for fingerprints by officers of the Crime Scene Unit.

Constable Forbes is investigating. —SM