On Friday, October 6, 2023, about 3:30 PM, the Criminal Investigations Department [C.I.D] received a report of Possession of Ammunition at the George F.L. Charles Airport and the arrest of a Grenadian National regarding this discovery.
In response to this information, investigators proceeded to the George F.L. Charles Airport. Upon their arrival, they spoke with law enforcement personnel who were present, including the Customs and Excise Department.
Initial inquiries revealed that a Grenadian National, forty-eight year-old Francis David Lincoln Richards had a scheduled flight to depart Saint Lucia for Barbados, followed by a further journey to Grenada.
During the routine luggage screening of Mr. Francis Richards’ belongings, twenty-five  rounds of .22 calibre ammunition were discovered and seized.
As a result, Francis Richards was arrested and subsequently charged with Possession of Ammunition and Attempting to Export Ammunition.
He was presented before the First District Court, where he pleaded guilty to both charges. A date has been scheduled for sentencing.
SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Headline photo: Internet stock image