On Thursday May 4, 2023, about 9:00 a.m. Officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department, Major Crimes Unit, Bicycle Unit and Writ Department conducted a Police operation in the community of Forestiere, Castries.
During the conduct of a search on the premises of a juvenile at Forestiere, Castries, Officers recovered one (1) pump action shotgun and two (2) rounds of 12-gauge Ammunition.
Also recovered during the search were, two (2) 7.62, two (2) 9mm and one (1) .357 spent shells. The juvenile was charged for the offences of Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition. He will be taken to court for the purpose of a bail hearing.
Officers also arrested Kareem Louis at Forestierre, Castries, on an Outstanding Bench Warrant from the High Court having absconded for an Indictable Offence.
SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Headline photo: Stock image.
The police Should carry out Further investigation into this incident for more information
Judge for your selves – ain’t that the result of one, be he a Juvenile or not, the result of magistrates being too soft on criminals charged with possession of deadly weapons? this punk might have been one at the juvenile detention Centre, but being at some ‘Trade School’ or at work, he prefers that his trade is ‘holding up someone or killing to rob you of possession’. How nice, Miss Mary? (keep informing the Police of these suspects) May God have mercy on St. Lucia.
Let me take a wild guess bail will be set at 10K
that feb mate will be out on bail just last week another juvenile was arrested for the same offence and where is he now? out on bail
Imagine the whole of saint lucia except magistrates seeing this fundamental problem with the legal system…democracy sucks!
Well all I can say our magistrate went to bamboo law school and the king pins using the kids to foster there criminal agenda while the law remains an ASS.
Hope police are trying to trace the source of the guns while he is custody.
What is this? Where are these kids parents and who exactly is leading the blind? Is there anyone who will accept any type of responsibility here? Are we heading into a the no return zone with no one bold enough to step up to the table to say we need to do something drastic or else we are gonna lose those young kids and the future generation.
How does one kido have such access to this much ammo and guns. Is it so easy to get one that soon enough he will open up a shop and start selling online also.