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Raid Uncovers Major Gun, Ammunition Cache in Piarco

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(Trinidad Guardian) A contingent of law enforcement officers from the Police Service and Customs and Excise Division made a major bust of high-powered guns, ammunition and equipment during a raid at a bond located at the Piarco International Airport Thursday night.

A package, which included 30 firearms and 762 rounds of assorted ammunition, came from the United States and was found at the Laparkan Bond in Piarco.

It included 15 high-powered weapons, 13 pistols, one revolver, a shotgun, four police sirens, four police blue lights, a bullet-proof vest, and a variety of magazines.

It also included 293 rounds of 5.56 ammunition, 321 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 32 rounds of 12-gauge cartridges, 25 rounds of .380 ammunition, 91 rounds of 10mm ammunition, 28 rifle magazines, seven extended 9mm magazines, 21 regular 9mm magazines, one 5.56 drum magazine, three 9mm drum magazines, two shotgun barrel chokes, a tactical bag, six black balaclavas, four 5.56 magazine holders and a packet of pills believed to be Ecstasy.

Police say that sometime around March 15, they had received information from their international partners to be on the lookout for the importation of arms and ammunition entering T&T.

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