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Two In Custody After Police Seize Guns, Ammunition And Cannabis In Vieux Fort

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The Operational Units of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, executed a joint operation in the community of Bruceville, Vieux-Fort on Friday, December 1, 2023. Security interventions included:

  • The execution of Warrants to Search for Property.
  • The use of heavy equipment, employed for clearing of inaccessible areas.
  • Searching of grounds utilising hand held digging garden tools.
  • The deployment of aerial assets.
  • Searching of animal keeps, including a pigsty.
  • Searching of the beachfront.

The extensive efforts by the officers resulted in the following items being recovered:

  • One (1) Glock 19 9mm Pistol (with a selector switch) with a magazine of fifteen (15) 9mm rounds of ammunition
  • One (1) AR 15 styled rifle with two (2) magazines and nineteen (19) 5.56 rounds of ammunition
  • One 7.62 Draco firearm
  • One 7.62 magazine
  • Two (2) extended drum magazines
  • Forty-one (41) 7.62 rounds of ammunition
  • One block parcel containing cannabis (1.2 kilograms)

Two males were taken into police custody in the furtherance of investigations.

The operation was in keeping with Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Crusita Descartes-Pelius’ vision, to not only restore law and order to the Southern Division, but to renew citizen security and safety island wide.

“The successes noted during Friday’s operations, display our collaborative commitment to ridding our streets of both prohibited and restricted weapons. The team, which comprised of officers attached to the Southern and Central Divisions, Special Services Unit, Major Crimes Unit, Scenes of Crime Unit and the Bicycle Patrol Unit, proved that collectively notable strides are attained in the fight against crime. I wish to commend all officers present, as well as the support teams, for their relentless work, despite the challenges, to retrieve weapons, which undoubtedly may have posed tremendous risk to the general public”- Commissioner Pelius.

We continue to encourage individuals with information regarding criminal activities to contact us via the Crime Hotline (555) or the recently launched Crime Hotline App available on Google Play Store.

We also wish to thank all facets of the general public, who have provided crucial support to law enforcement in our mission to curb crime in our country.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force

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5 COMMENTS

  1. @ma malay. Keep your expectations low. A few months ago, a Whatsapp in circulation featured a nighttime battle in Vieux-Fort. Trained ears claimed there was a crew-served weapon in the mix. In actuality, the cops are doing a very decent job in locating firearms. The place is awash with with weapons so I foresee them being at the task for a long time. Further, their work is not made easier by the judiciary that release the gunslingers who promptly rearm. Catch and release is compliments the legislature. Those fools will be the cause of needless murders, before it dawn upon them that they should halt the revolving door.

  2. Great work. Officers. That’s several lives spared by that raid! The dad truth however is that those criminals will be on bail soon –and they will get their blood-stained hands on other deadly weapons in no time! Shame on the system that allows the nation to be continually taking one step forward –and two steps backwards!

  3. Execute another search warrant again…and again…and again till those no good criminals get sick. Job well done by the Police officers….

  4. Why are they afraid to release the names of the two in custody? I know, I’m positive that both of them are already out on bail. There was court today and I will bet my last dollar that both of these guys are back in the community with a $5000. bail posted this morning. Are these operations just a big fanfare? We need to get serious on crime because it seriously affecting our lives.

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