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Police seized 22nd firearm for 2017 and 105 rounds of ammunition
May 21, 2017

In Police news-

In its continued fight against crime, overnight Officers of the Special Services Unit (SSU) in the Royal St. Christopher & Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF), removed another illegal firearm and ammunition from our communities.


Officers executed a number of search warrants on Friday night (May 19th) and early Saturday morning (May 20th) and netted one (1) illegal firearm and a total of one hundred and five (105) rounds of ammunition.


A search warrant, executed on a residence in Carifesta Village (St. Peter’s, St. Kitts), resulted in the discovery and seizure of ninety-eight (98) rounds of 9millimetre ammunition.

 

One (1) out the four persons (who were at the residence), was taken into custody and is likely to be charged.



Following the seizure of the ammunition, police discovered and seized one (1) Taurus nine (9) millimetre pistol and seven (7) rounds of ammunition, hidden in bushes along Frigate Bay (St. Kitts).

 

Three (3) persons are in custody in relation to that find.


Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ian Queeley, noted that "gun violence must be reduced, and if we work hand in hand, we will have the impact that we all want to see."


The seizure comes just 8-9 days after police netted its 19th, 20th and 21st illegal firearm for 2017. This seizure also brings to twenty-two (22), the number of illegal firearms seized so far for the year.

 


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