Three of the five arrested in Thursday’s firearm seizure in Spooners Estate were charged and will appear in Magistrate’s Court at the next available sitting.

Spooner’s Estate residents Ramone David, 38, Blugh Mongra, 39, both natives of Trinidad, and Renia Fahie, 39, were each charged with keeping an unlicensed firearm. David was charged additionally with two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. Two arrested yesterday were released pending further investigations.

The early morning operation led by the RVIPF detectives resulted in the seizure of four firearms including two high-powered weapons, a significant amount of ammunition and the arrest of five persons.

Several divisions within the Force participated in the search conducted on two residences in Spooner’s Estate.

The RVIPF is continuing to do its part to reduce the number of illegal firearms on the streets of the Territory and individuals in possession of these weapons and is appealing to persons with information on suspected persons or the locations where these firearms are being held.

Persons can confidentially call the CrimeStoppers line 800-8477 (TIPS) or overseas call 1-284-800-8477 with the relevant information or contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.