A French national was among 21 individuals police arrested for possessing guns, ammunition, and controlled drugs with intent to supply.
The arrests occurred during joint operations on Sunday.
A police release said at about 5:00 am, Central and Northern Division officers and the Regional Security System (RSS) team conducted the operations in Bois D’Inde, Marigot, Jacmel, and Entrepot.
According to the release, the police executed ten search warrants, during which they apprehended the 21 individuals and seized three illegal firearms, ammunition, and controlled drugs.
The police operations came amid a spike in deadly gun violence.
Good job, was waiting for that for a long time at Bois Den. We want to know their names.
Please, please, please – I know that everyone is entitled to due process. However, if you were able to obtain the illegal firearms etc. etc. etc. and drugs on their person with intent to sell-you have a strong case against them. Honorable Judge, Lawyers etc. — please please please for the sake of peace and innocent bloodshed in St. Lucia. Lock them up and prevent them for going back out to re-group and re-strategize to make matters worst – just saying and praying for St. Lucia.
They will be back òn the street before you know it to conduct business as usual, and we wonder why there’s so much crime in the country
Yawn! Yawn! (again). They will be redirected back to the streets once they have posted bail. They will promptly rearm and continue as if nothing happened.
Sooner than later, a wise man will ponder why he can’t seem to put a dent in crime. Hereby, proclaiming the situation an everlasting mystery.