3 arrested, Uzi sub-machine gun seized

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    Police have arrested three men and seized a mini-Uzi sub-machine gun following a high speed chase and shootout in Arouca.

    Around 1:30pm yesterday, officers responding to reports of men armed with guns, came across a blue Nissan Almera with four men, proceeding along Golden Grove Road.

    When the officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, it sparked a chase that ended at the corner of the Eastern Main Road and Waterloo Road.

    According to the TTPS, as the Almera came to a stop, a man exited and fired several shots at the officers, who returned fire.

    The gunman escaped, however the remaining three occupants were held.

    They are: a 24 year old and a 21 year old both of Arima, and a 21 year old from Piarco.

    The mini Uzi firearm loaded with a magazine containing 45 rounds of ammunition was found between the front passenger seat and the front centre console.