SORT find

A cache of guns, ammunition and drugs were found and seized by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) on Sunday in the Southern Division.

The exercise was led by ACP Balram and supervised by Sgt Mark Hernandez and members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and assisted by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (Special Forces (SFOD) and Sea Naval Unit (SNU)). 

The team executed a search warrant at 1 Wharton Street, Vistabella, and 13 Purcell Street, Vistabella, San Fernando however nothing illegal was found.

The party of officers then had cause to search an unfenced bushy area off Wharton Street, Vistabella, San Fernando where they found the following:  One Maverick 12 Guage shotgun,

 One M4 Assault Rifle,

 One AK47 Assault Rifle,

 One LLAMA MAX-2 45 Calibre pistol,

 One 5.56 ammunition magazine,

 33 rounds 5.56 ammunition and

 10lbs of Marijuana  

The items were seized by the police teams. 

No one was arrested for the find.

Investigations are ongoing.


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