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Four People Arrested As Police Seize Illegal Guns, Ammunition

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On Friday, January 19, 2024, about 1:00 a.m., the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force conducted a joint operation within the Northern and Central Divisions.

Police Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department Castries, Gros Islet Patrol Team, Gros Islet CID, Special Patrol Team, Bicycle Patrol Unit and Traffic Enforcement Team.

The ongoing operations are designed to tackle and mitigate a range of crime-related and public safety concerns on the island.

During the operation, seven (7) Search Warrants were executed and a total of four (4) individuals were apprehended.

  1. A house in Jacmel, quarter of Anse La Raye was searched, resulting in the discovery and seizure of one 9mm pistol and eight (8) rounds of 9mm ammunition. Two (2) individuals were arrested for the offences of Possession of a Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.
  2. A house in Careillie, Castries was searched resulting in the discovery and seizure of one (1) Glock 9mm pistol and seventeen (17) rounds of 9mm ammunition. This individual was arrested for the offences of Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.
  3. A house in Beausejour, Gros-Islet was searched resulting in the discovery and seizure of a quantity cannabis resin. One individual was arrested for the offences of Possession of Controlled Drug and Possession with Intent to Supply to Another. He was also arrested on a Commitment Warrant for Failing to Comply with a Court Order, after he was convicted for Possession of Firearm in the year 2021.

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force wants to reassure the citizens of Saint Lucia that, despite the attempts by a few to create fear through their unlawful actions, we remain steadfast in our mission to uphold justice. We will not be deterred by the actions of those who disregard the sanctity of life.

We have been, and will persistently carry out strategic operations to disrupt the activities of those who thrive on crime. Rest assured, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force is committed to maintaining Saint Lucia as a haven of safety for everyone.

Your continued cooperation in sharing information is crucial in our collective effort to bring offenders to justice.

Remember, if you spot it, report it!

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Well done Offers !!! A step in the right direction. However, this approach is still being won by the criminals. You will never win the war on crime using just this approach. The expectation is not to stop crimes. This will never stop. We would like to see more of preventative approach which is being done right now, mitigation approach and lot more of the proactive approach. Do not wait until someone commits a crime to investigate them. The criminals are known individuals who are known to the police. A database of those individuals must be kept and monitored. You need to play the middle man among those individuals even if you have to be forced to get a court order to monitor and intercept their activities. The police approach of the sixties do not work anymore. Eye witnesses do not come forward any more. This does not mean there is no other means and tactics to be used in the fight against crime. Time to implement new approaches and get to the criminals head on. We can do much better than we have done before. Stop hiring those police men and women who can not find any other job. Please change the hiring practice – get the cream of the crop. We need the best men and women in our uniform. We want those folks with a passion to do the job and want to advance through their hard work. We need changes in all aspect of the Police system if we are to stay ahead of those criminals. Any Police man or woman found in bed with the criminals should be investigated and release immediatate with no exception.

  2. Show their names and mug shots right away!!! Inconvenience all I say!!! Good job on the road frequent blocks.

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