St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN); Police searches continue to yield results as another illegal firearm and more than 100 rounds of ammunition were seized overnight Friday.
The search of a residence at Carifesta Village in St. Peters around midnight turned up ninety-eight rounds of .9mm ammunition. The four persons who were at the residence were taken into custody and are likely to be charged.
Around 2am Saturday, officers of the Special Services Unit (SSU), acting on information received, conducted a search of a group of individuals along the Frigate Bay Road. A search of the bushes nearby uncovered a Taurus 9mm pistol and seven rounds of matching ammunition.
The three persons were taken into custody.
The number of illegal guns taken off the streets of St. Kitts and Nevis now stands at 22 thus far for 2017.
Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley lauded the finds, crediting the positive results seen recently to intelligence-led policing, an unwavering commitment by security officers to citizen safety, and a continued partnership with the community.
“As we continue our efforts, a partnership with the community is essential, and so I am echoing my call for citizens to get involved in our get the guns off the streets campaign. Gun violence must be reduced, and only working hand in hand, police and the community we will have the impact that we all want to see. If you see something, say something.”