A pistol and a quantity of ammunition were seized by officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in Laventille, on Monday morning.
Officers were on mobile patrol around 11:30 am on Monday 18th September, 2017, in Block 8, Laventille, when they observed a man acting suspiciously.
Upon seeing the officers, the man ran off.
Officers gave chase, but the man managed to elude capture. A search of the area, resulted in the discovery of a black plastic bag, containing one Glock pistol and a magazine with 17 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Police have broken up a major criminal operation, involving persons who rent heavy equipment from equipment rental firms using fake documentation and later sell the stolen items to persons and businesses, involved in the racket, a police statement said.
Officers of the Stolen Vehicle Unit, carried out an anti-crime exercise in the Northern and Central Divisions over the weekend, resulting in five persons being arrested, three pieces of heavy equipment and a vehicle, all of which were reported stolen and a revolver, being seized.
The Chamber of Industry and Commerce is recommending that the Government broaden the tax net via the establishment of the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority, as a form of increasing revenue.
It is recommending this option as opposed to the continued application of higher taxes to those who are already compliant.
The Chamber released its recommendations for the 2018 Budget today: