$350k of firearms, ammunition seized at Port of Port of Spain

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

File photo of containers and cranes at the Port of Port of Spain. Customs and Excise officers seized $350,000 in guns and ammunition at the port on Friday. – JEFF K MAYERS

Customs and Excise officials have seized a significant quantity of firearms, ammunition, firearms parts, and accessories at a transit shed located within the Port of Port of Spain.

The street value of the seized contraband goods amounts to $350,000. Three people are assisting officers with their investigation into the findings.

The discovery was made during routine examinations conducted by customs officers on Friday.

Around 12.15 pm, while inspecting a barrel, the officers uncovered a Mossberg shotgun, a Glock 19 pistol, five Taurus firearms, one Ruger firearm, one M4 Crossman rifle, 182 rounds of 12 GA cartridges, 2,870 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 760 rounds of .38 calibre ammunition, 400 rounds of 7.62 ammunition, 100 rounds of .22 ammunition, 30 rounds of .40 ammunition, 500 rounds of 177 ammunition, 6,000 Crossman BBs, 16 x 9mm magazines, five beta drums, one tritium night sight, one 9mm barrel, three pistol holsters, 12 rifle slings, and four sling hooks.

These items originated from Florida, US and were packed in various bags labelled as personal effects.

The TTPS Special Investigations Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit along with customs officers have launched an investigation.