7,000 Illegal Guns Destroyed


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(Trinidad & Tobago Guardian) A total of 7,000 illegal guns were destroyed at the T&T Police Service Academy in St James on Monday, as part of an exercise to destroy confiscated, unserviceable and obsolete weapons, ammunition and explosives.

The exercise was also part of the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Caricom and IMPACS and the Mines Advisory Group (MAG).

Speaking at the ceremony, National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds said, “Over the last ten years, 7,000 firearms have been recovered by law enforcement. And in the last five years, over 4,000, or 90,000 rounds of ammunition, have been seized and we now have these in our stockpile. This project is designed to destroy them safely so that they will not continue to create the mayhem that brought them to our attention in the first place.”

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Published: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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