Two people were arrested and a pistol and quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Carenage Police Station, during an anti-crime exercise conducted in the Chaguaramas on Sunday.
Officers searched a dark grey Hyundai Elantra motor vehicle, around 9:30am, in the vicinity of O2 Park.
During the search, a Taurus pistol loaded with a magazine containing a quantity of ammunition was discovered on the floor of the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, an American citizen and soldier, residing in Arima and a 20-year-old female passenger of Port of Spain, who were occupants of the vehicle at the time of the search, were arrested in connection with the find.
Police are searching for two other suspects in connection with the incident.