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Relative of cousins killed by police held with gun

A relative of Hakeem Alexander and Tevin Alexander, who were both killed in a reported shoot-out with police in Morvant on June 9, was arrested on Sunday after a 9mm firearm with nine rounds of ammunition was found in a vehicle that he was in.

According to police reports, officers from the Port of Spain CID, under the supervision of ASP Ajith Persad, were conducting a stop-and-search exercise along Lady Young Road, Belmont, in the vicinity of the Belmont Secondary School. 

During the exercise, the officers stopped and searched a Nissan B14 which was being driven by a 34-year-old man of Chinapoo, Morvant. 

In the vehicle were two other occupants, an 18-year-old man and 19-year-old man, who were also from Chinapoo.

During the search of the vehicle, the lawmen found the firearm and ammunition and arrested all three. 

The suspects were taken to the Port of Spain CID, where they were questioned. They are expected to be charged. 

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