The sub-machine gun and ammunition allegedly found by police during a road lock in La Romaine today. Photo by Trevor Watson

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Two women held with sub machine gun

...four men also held in car, with ski mask, cutlass, ammunition

By SUSAN MOHAMMED susan.mohammed@trinidadexpress.com

A submachine gun, ammunition and cash were seized by police officers today during a roadblock in San Fernando.

The firearm was allegedly found in a Toyota Corolla near an intersection in La Romaine. Police received information, and at around 2 a.m. the Southern Division Task Force and San Fernando CID set up several roads in San Fernando and La Romaine.

Police said they intercepted the car near a fast food outlet, and upon searching the vehicle found a MAC-10 submachine gun, 18 rounds of ammunition, a ski mask and two cutlasses.

The police team arrested four men of Salazar Trace, Point Fortin, and two women - one of Chaguanas and another of Marabella - who were in the vehicle.

The suspects were aged between 21 and 26 years old.
Senior Superindent of Police of the Southern Police Divison Cecil Santana said the suspects will be investigated in connection with several robberies in the south, south-western and central Trinidad.
On Thursday in another police exercise in the Northern Police Division, officers arrested a St Joseph man allegedly in possession of four kilogrammes of marijuana and a loaded nine millimetre pistol.
The suspect, a 30 year old man of Agostini Road, St Joseph, was charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a firearm.

The exercise was led by Senior Superintendent Abraham and Superintendent Hosein and included police officers of the Northern and Central Division Task Forces and Canine Unit.
Police also arrested a 26-year-old man of First Street, Tacarigua for possession of marijuana.
WPC Preudhomme laid the charges.

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