A woman was among seven people the police arrested on Friday morning for possession of an illegal firearm, ammunition and drugs during separate operations in Dennery.
The police conducted the operations in the Dennery Valley and Lumiere as part of their intensified anti-crime campaign amid a recent spike in deadly gun crime.
Law enforcement officers have seized more than twenty illegal guns since the start of the year.
But some officers have privately expressed frustration with the judiciary over granting bail to suspects, asserting that it is equivalent to permitting the suspects to ‘go back to work’.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police (RSLPF) recently announced compensation for citizens volunteering information about crime.
People with information may call the anonymous Crime Hotline – 555.
And the police have renewed their appeal to the public to come forward with information to assist in the fight against crime.