A massive anti-crime operation in Martinique in response to an upsurge in violent crime resulted in arrests during the weekend after law enforcement officers conducted spot checks.
The officers conducted the operation on Saturday and Sunday.
According to local reports, three of the fifteen people arrested possessed firearms.
More than three hundred gendarmes and police officers took part in the exercise.
France dispatched a special gendarme squadron to Martinique last month in response to the gun crime spike on the French Caribbean island.
They are due to leave on January 18.
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