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Trinidad & Tobago: Officer, housewife detained, gun seized

A serving member of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has been detained along with a housewife after a .38 millimetre pistol with three rounds of .38 millimetre ammunition in a magazine and a black silencer were found during a search of their home. 

The search was conducted as part of Operation Strike Back 3 which paid particular attention to persons known for possession of firearms and ammunition offences. 

Officers of the Southern Division Task Force, coordinated by Snr Supt Lucia Winchester, Supt Carthy, ASP Ramdass and Insp Phillip conducted the exercise in the Arima area where the officer and the housewife, who were at home when the firearm was seized, were detained. The offender targeted, however, was not at home at the time of the search.

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