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Trinidad & Tobago: Five detained for trafficking in firearms after cops receive tip-off

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of trafficking in firearms following an early morning bust at a bonded warehouse in the El Socorro Trade Zone.

The arrests were made and firearm and ammunition recovered during a series of anti-crime exercises by members of the San Juan and Morvant Criminal Investigations departments and the North Eastern Division Task Force on Tuesday, September 29.

It is reported that officers received a report that several men were at a bonded warehouse in the El Socorro Trade Zone.

The lawmen proceeded to Nazim Avenue where they confronted five men who were loading bags into a white panel van. On spotting the officers, the men allegedly ran and were pursued.

A 39-year-old El Socorro resident was caught and arrested.

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