On Friday, October 27, 2023, various units from the Northern and Central Division of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force collaborated to conduct an operation in the North of the island.
During the operation, law enforcement officials executed seven (7) Search warrants and apprehended eight individuals.
Police Officers discovered seven (7) auto sears (selector switches – device used to convert a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic weapon) on the premises of Gaspar Paul and Justin La Compte of La Bourne, Monchy.
On completion of the search, Gaspar Paul and Justin La Compte were apprehended for Possession of Prohibited Component Parts of a Weapon.
An execution of Search Warrants on the premises of Prince Nelson of La Bourne, Monchy, Neillan Melius of Boguis and Lec Alphonse of Chassin, Babonneau, revealed nothing of evidential value, but they were all arrested on Commitment Warrants for failing to pay a court fine for firearm convictions stemming from 2021.
A Search Warrant was also executed on the premises of James Daren Elivique of Balata, Castries.
Nothing of evidential value was recovered but James Elivique was arrested for the Offence of Burglary.
SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force