A SUB-MACHINE gun, two handguns and several rounds of nine millimetre ammunition were among illegal items unearthed by police in Morvant yesterday morning.
Acting on a tip-off, officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force (NEDTF) led by Insp Roger Alexander went to an abandoned house at Pelican Extension where they found the items buried in a pigtail bucket.
Apart from the guns and ammunition, the officers also found two bulletproof vests, army operational wear and four ammunition magazines.
After the find, Alexander told the Sunday Express this was just one of many exercises that will be carried out within the division in the coming days.
He said he and other officers would go all out in order to ensure the criminal element was weeded out.
“We look at it this way, one gun removed from the streets is one life saved,” said Alexander.
It was around 9 a.m. that the officers left the Morvant Police Station in search of the items.
Upon arriving at the area, the officers were dispatched in groups to different locations throughout the area.
Also included in the exercise were some officers who graduated from the Police Academy last month.
Yesterday was their first day on the job.
About 30 minutes after arriving on the scene, the officers came upon a parcel of land close to the abandoned house from where the bucket was dug up.
No one has been arrested.
Cpl Sunil Bharath and PCs Jason Forde, Lorenzo Lezama, Clint Dass and Collin among others also formed part of the exercise.