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Police Seize Homemade Shotgun, Ammunition


On Thursday, March 21, 2024, officers of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) conducted a joint police operation in communities within the Central and Northern Divisions namely, Assou Canal, Gros -Islet and Sarrot, Castries.

During this recent operation, officers executed three (3) search warrants and apprehended three (3) individuals.

Police officers searched a dwelling house at Sarrot, Castries, and recovered one (1) homemade shotgun and four (4) rounds of 20-gauge ammunition.

As a result, two (2) males: twenty-five-year-old (25) Curt Richelieu of Marisule, Gros-Islet and thirty-five-year-old (35) Jonas James of Sarrot, Castries; and one (1) female, thirty-seven-year-old (37) Ania James were arrested and subsequently charged for the offences of Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.

The defendants were presented before the First District Court for bail purposes, where bail was granted with the following conditions:

Ania James and Jonas James were both bailed in the sum of twenty thousand dollars (XCD20000.00) cash, suitable surety, or land documents, respectively.

Curt Richelieu was remanded into custody by the First District Court.

Investigations revealed that Curt Richelieu held an outstanding Commitment Warrant due to non-payment of a court fine related to convictions for Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force



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  1. You see. These fellas, like Kurt James, are habitual offenders. He was fined (did not pay the fine) and let go and here he is again. Throw the damn keys away.

  2. So why babylon is not creating good jobs for the youtes. They want the youtes to work for 3 EC dollars an hour modern day slavery Babylon and the government just wicked

  3. Babylon, people like you are condoning crime in St. Lucia. You must have relatives who are criminals.

  4. Some of these Lucians condone crime at every level. Why would anyone in their right mind make excuses for the criminals??????? Which part of these individuals are CERTAINLY not law abiding citizens who are looking for legitimate or legal employment even if it paid $50 or $100 an hour. These are the career criminal elements in St. Lucia whose resume speak for itself – “A life of Crime” —- their mission is destruction.

    Some of these criminals have never worked a legal job one day in their life, yet still they have possessions that folk who have been working for years can not afford. THIS is called ill-gotten gains – when you live by the sword guess what —— you will ——-by the sword with the ill gotten gains comes much much pain and suffering. In the end, it will certainly lead to your destruction and that of your family and all other swetweeyez in your village – FOR SURE.

  5. Some of the people on this page are shooting the messangers instead of providing soluti0ns.
    Babylon is simply saying that the minimum Wage are too low and I agree with him and he is entitled to his Observations.He is not advocating
    For Criminals..He is Advocating for a decent minimum wage,and what is wrong That?
    I enhoy his commonsense aproach..

  6. @ Anonymous #2….you are just as lost as Babylon. This report has nothing to do with minimum wage. Bringing up minimum wage in a report about crime is literally insinuating that the two are related. This is unlikely here. Also, keep in mind that minimum wage is just that..Minimum. While it would be welcomed, It will not magically solve crime considering that most citizens already earn above what would be deemed minimum wage should there ever be a law for this. Crime is and will always be wrong.


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