In a relentless effort to curb the rising tide of illegal firearms in the Moriah Police District, officers executed another successful operation on Saturday morning in Mt Thomas.
Building on the triumphs of Friday’s firearm seizures, law enforcement authorities targeted a specific area based on crucial information, leading to the discovery of an AK-47 rifle and ammunition.
The meticulously planned exercise unfolded between 8 am and 10 am, with officers descending upon Old Ground Trace in Mt Thomas.
Acting on a tip, the law enforcement team combed through a bushy area, ultimately unearthing an AK-47 rifle concealed within a blue poncho.
The firearm was accompanied by a magazine containing 20 rounds of 7.62 ammunition, all carefully stashed in a silver and black knapsack. Additionally, a quantity of clothing was found at the scene, further intensifying the investigation.
Police Constable Dates is spearheading the continuing enquiries, determined to trace the origins and ownership of the seized weapon.
The diligence and commitment of the officers involved in the operation highlight their dedication to ensuring the safety and security of the community.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Hazel led the operation, showcasing the high leadership level at the Moriah Police District.
The exercise coordination was overseen by Senior Superintendent Jackman and Superintendent Kirk, with the initiative spearheaded by Inspector Bacchus and Warrant Sergeant Dumas.
Corporal Kirk played a crucial supervisory role during the operation, ensuring seamless collaboration among the team.
The involvement of Police Constables Dates and Cuffie underscored the collective effort of the entire police force in tackling the pervasive issue of illegal firearms.
The officers involved exhibited a commendable display of professionalism and teamwork, contributing to the operation’s overall success.
The discovery of an AK-47 rifle in Mt. Thomas serves as a stark reminder of the challenges law enforcement faces in combating illicit weapons proliferation.
The Moriah Police District remains steadfast in its commitment to maintaining public safety, and the recent operation is a testament to their unwavering dedication.
As investigations progress, residents are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.
The Moriah Police District assures the community that they will continue to take proactive measures to ensure a safer environment for all residents.