5 held for trafficking in firearms


    Five men have been arrested for trafficking in firearms.

    During a series of anti-crime exercises early this morning, officers received a report that several men were on the premises of a bonded warehouse in the El Socorro Trade Zone.

    They went to Nazim Avenue where they confronted five men loading bags into a white panel van.

    The suspects ran however a 39-year-old of El Socorro was held at the scene.

    Four other suspects were held a short while later with the assistance of the Air Support and K-9 units.

    In the panel van, police found three pistols, two air rifles and 106 rounds of ammunition.

    The pistols include one 380 Ekol, one Ekol Spl 99, 45 caliber M19, one Bryco and .38 revolver.