Nat Sec Minister: Approximately 9000 illegal firearms in T&T

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    It’s estimated that there are around 9000 illegal firearm in this country.

    National Security Minister Stuart Young says while it may not necessarily be an ‘accurate statistic’, intelligence agencies used all the data and resources available to them to come up with the figure.

    He sought to explain how they arrived at the total.

     

     

    Mr Young says the TTPS along with the Defence Force and Coast Guard have increased patrols over the past few months to ensure T&T’s borders are less porous, to be able to stymie the amount of firearms entering the country.