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Persons in custody after Police searches



Police-Car-XYBasseterre, St. Kitts, 20th May, 2017 ( - Police have seized a gun and several rounds of ammunition in recent searches resulting in persons taken into custody.


According to Police information, an individual was taken into custody and is likely to be charged after a search warrant was executed on a house in Carifesta Village. Police found 98 rounds of 9mm ammunition hidden in the house.


In another find, a Taurus 9mm pistol and seven rounds of ammunition were found hidden in bushes along the Frigate Bay Road. Police have taken three persons into custody, as investigations continue.


So far for 2017, Police have removed 22 illegal firearms from circulation. Of these, nine were seized in the month of May.


Speaking following the most recent finds, Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley said, "The continued success by our officers in removing illegal firearms from our communities is a result of two main factors… intelligence-led policing and an unwavering commitment by our Officers to Citizen Safety."


He is also encouraging more information sharing with the Police Force in order to reduce the incidents of gun related violence.


Queeley urged, "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."


The Commissioner noted, "Gun violence must be reduced, and only working hand in hand, Police and Community, we will have the impact that we all want to see.”

The general public can share information with the Police by calling any Police Station, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477(TIPS) or by using the SKN Crime Reporter App on your Smartphone.


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